After initially outlawing cryptocurrencies, Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

After initially outlawing cryptocurrencies, Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria joined a growing list of emerging markets betting on digital money to cut transaction costs and boost participation in the formal financial system. “Nigeria has become the first country in Africa, and one of the first in the world to introduce a digital currency to...

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Man United revolt: Ivory Coast defender Bailly openly criticises boss for picking ‘a centre-half who was not fit’

Man United revolt: Ivory Coast defender Bailly openly criticises boss for picking ‘a centre-half who was not fit’

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly ‘openly challenged’ under pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an incredible training ground incident, according to reports. Solskjaer’s job hangs by a thread following a disastrous period of form, compounded by the 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday. United have already lost three Premier League...

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Man United manager Solskjaer given three more matches as shadow of Antonio Conte looms large

Man United manager Solskjaer given three more matches as shadow of Antonio Conte looms large

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given another chance to turn his Manchester United reign around on Saturday after being told that his job is safe for the time being. Over the past three months, Manchester United were said to be ‘thinking seriously’ about Antonio Conte becoming their new manager amid...

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South African court dismisses Zuma application to remove prosecutor in his corruption trial

South African court dismisses Zuma application to remove prosecutor in his corruption trial

A South African judge on Tuesday dismissed an application by former president Jacob Zuma to have the prosecutor in his arms deal corruption trial removed. Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress in 2018, had argued that the prosecutor was biased against him and submitted a “special plea” to...

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Protests rock Sudanese capital as international pressure piles on coup plotters to free ousted leader

Protests rock Sudanese capital as international pressure piles on coup plotters to free ousted leader

Pro-democracy protesters blocked roads in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, with makeshift barricades and burning tires on Tuesday, a day after the military seized power in a swift coup widely denounced by the international community. The country’s Sudan’s top general said the prime minister of the dissolved government, who was arrested Monday...

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Sudan interim PM Abdulla Hamdok under house arrest in another likely military coup

Sudan interim PM Abdulla Hamdok under house arrest in another likely military coup

Sudan’s information ministry says the country’s interim Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok is under house arrest and being forced to issue a message in support of a military coup. The news comes as the United States expressed alarm over recent developments in the country, in a transition to democracy for more...

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Underfire Man United boss Ole Gunnar scoffs calls to resign and vows, ‘We are too close to give up now’

Underfire Man United boss Ole Gunnar scoffs calls to resign and vows, ‘We are too close to give up now’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he won’t resign as Manchester United manager following his team’s embarrassing defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were thrashed 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on a humbling afternoon for 20-time English champions United and their under-fire manager Solskjaer. The emphatic defeat...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Man United team must ‘get going’, too open in EPL title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Man United team must ‘get going’, too open in EPL title race

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his Manchester United team to improve otherwise they risk being left behind in the Premier League title race. United have won just one of their last four Premier League matches, a run which has included disappointing defeats against Leicester and Aston Villa. The Red Devils...

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Newcastle big bucks problem settled after board agrees to appoint Paulo Fonseca club manager

Newcastle big bucks problem settled after board agrees to appoint Paulo Fonseca club manager

Paulo Fonseca is inching closer towards taking the Newcastle manager’s job following a disagreement at board level, according to a report. The Magpies have continued to search for a new head coach while installing Graeme Jones as caretaker boss. The 51-year-old has revealed that he will manage the team for...

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Man United’s Ronaldo courts resentment in dressing room after he raps teammates’ ‘unacceptable’ attitude

Man United’s Ronaldo courts resentment in dressing room after he raps teammates’ ‘unacceptable’ attitude

Cristiano Ronaldo turned on his Manchester United teammates during a furious half-time rant against Atalanta in midweek. Ole Gunnar Stolkjaerres side were staring down the barrel of an ignominious group stage exit at the break, with the unfashionable Serie A side leading 2-0 and carving their opponents open, almost at...

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