South Africa batter France in demonstration of Springbok revival – The Sydney Morning Herald

South Africa batter France in demonstration of Springbok revival – The Sydney Morning Herald

Eben Etzebeth has scored a try epitomising the revival of South Africa following their disastrous 2016 with the Springboks clean-sweeping their three-match home series with France with a 35-12 victory at Ellis Park. Etzebeth, captaining the side after the late withdrawal of number eight Warren Whiteley, completed an excellent set-piece move to go with scores […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The 82 girls were taken to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari after their rescue on Saturday Parents of the missing Chibok girls are slowly learning if their daughters are among the 82 freed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria two days ago. The girls’ names were put on Twitter […]

Sulley Muntari: Pescara player says Fifa and Uefa ‘don’t care’

Sulley Muntari: Pescara player says Fifa and Uefa ‘don’t care’

Media playback is not supported on this device I have been treated like a criminal – Muntari Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari says he would walk off the pitch “again and again”, accusing Fifa and Uefa of not caring about racism in football. The Pescara player, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to London for treatment

Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to London for treatment

Image copyright Nigeria Presidency Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (left) has left Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in charge Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking fresh treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His health has been a major cause of concern in a country where there are fears that a power vacuum could affect its recovery […]

New Caf president Ahmad refuses to accept a salary

New Caf president Ahmad refuses to accept a salary

Ahmad won the Caf presidential election in March, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. The new Confederation of African Football (Caf) President, Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football’s governing body. His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. “I’ve refused a Caf salary for the simple reason it […]

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Over two million children displaced following South Sudan civil war More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations says. A similar number are also displaced within the country, according to Leila Pakkala the regional director of the UN children’s agency Unicef. Children […]

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Medhi Benatia joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich last July Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece. The France-born player, 30, was speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Torino. “What stupid person is speaking?” […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 meet President Buhari

Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 meet President Buhari

Media captionThe released Chibok girls received an official welcome in Abuja The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants have met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre. Mr Buhari said he was joyous that they were […]

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Juve’s Benatia stops interview over ‘racism’

Medhi Benatia joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich last July Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece. The France-born player, 30, was speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Torino. “What stupid person is speaking?” […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

Image copyright Twitter/ICRC_Africa Image caption The released Chibok girls were taken to a military base Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, the president’s office says. They were handed over in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations. […]

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