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Ozil donates World Cup bonus to Brazilian projects

Ozil donates World Cup bonus to Brazilian projects

Mesut Ozil may be criticised for not seemingly caring much at times but the Germany star has to be praised for his latest gesture – after reportedly donating his £240,000 World Cup winnings to projects in Brazil. The Germany players were each promised the hefty sum ahead of the tournament if they won the competition […]

Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Refuse to Meet Jonathan

Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Refuse to Meet Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s plan to meet for the first time with parents of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April by Islamist militants was called off after they refused to see him, his spokesman said. Presidential spokesman Doyin Okupe made the announcement in the capital, Abuja, after Jonathan’s scheduled meeting today with 12 […]

Tunisia Election Computers Hacked

Tunisia Election Computers Hacked

Voter registration has been low ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections Hackers have briefly disrupted online voter registration for elections in Tunisia later this year, the election commission has said. Registration on the internet and by SMS was temporarily suspended following a “pirate attack”, it added. The commission, known as Isie, did not say who […]

1 in 50 Roman Catholic Clergies Are Pedophiles – Pope Francis

1 in 50 Roman Catholic Clergies Are Pedophiles – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that “about 2%” of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles. The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper. He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”. But a Vatican […]

The Irony of Mugabe’s Sadc Elevation

The Irony of Mugabe’s Sadc Elevation

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is expected to take over the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chair from Malawi at the regional bloc’s ordinary summit slated for Victoria Falls in August, but questions have arisen over whether he will add value to the regional bloc given his advanced age and the persistent controversy associated with his […]

Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry Start Searching for Young Leaders in Commonwealth Countries: Winner to Meet Queen Elizabeth

Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry Start Searching for Young Leaders in Commonwealth Countries: Winner to Meet Queen Elizabeth

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales are launching the search for exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to receive an award from Queen Elizabeth, for their achievements in transforming their own lives and the lives of others. Malawi is a member of the Commonwealth countries having been under Britain prior to […]

Mugabe Tells White Farmers ‘To Go’

Mugabe Tells White Farmers ‘To Go’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on the country’s remaining white farmers to cede land to black people. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” Mr Mugabe told his supporters at a rally. The white farmers union said it was regrettable that racial tensions were flaring up again. The president’s […]

Uruguay President Calls Fifa ‘Old Sons Of Bitches’ – Over Luis Suárez Bite Ban

Uruguay President Calls Fifa ‘Old Sons Of Bitches’ – Over Luis Suárez Bite Ban

The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has called Fifa “a bunch of old sons of bitches” in another verbal attack on football’s world governing body following Luis Suárez’s lengthy ban for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. According to the guardian news report the 79-year-old also described the Liverpool striker’s four-month suspension from all football, plus nine […]

Former French President Sarkozy Detained for Questioning

Former French President Sarkozy Detained for Questioning

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning in connection with a probe into influence-peddling, a judicial source said Tuesday. Under French law, suspects in criminal cases can be held in custody for up to 48 hours before they must be either charged or released. Investigators are seeking to establish whether Sarkozy, with […]

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