Ansu Fati: Barcelona forward granted Spanish citizenship

Ansu Fati: Barcelona forward granted Spanish citizenship

Ansu Fati celebrates after opening the scoring on his first senior start for Barcelona Barcelona’s teenage forward Ansu Fati has been granted Spanish citizenship paving the way for him to play for them at international level. The 16-year-old is also eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau, where he was born and reportedly for Portugal through his […]

Cameroon name Portuguese coach Conceicao as Seedorf’s replacement

Cameroon name Portuguese coach Conceicao as Seedorf’s replacement

Cameroon’s national team Cameroon’s Sports Ministry has announced that the former Portuguese footballer Toni Conceicao has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indomitable Lions. The 57-year-old, most recently coach of CFR Cluj in Romania, succeeds Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf who was sacked from the post in July following Cameroon’s early exit from […]

Nigeria shuts Action Against Hunger aid group ‘for feeding militants’

Nigeria shuts Action Against Hunger aid group ‘for feeding militants’

Media caption“I fled Boko Haram and had to leave my son behind” – one woman tells the BBC of her ordeal Nigeria’s army has stopped the work of international NGO Action Against Hunger accusing it of supplying a militant Islamist group with food and drugs. The army said it had warned the NGO against “aiding […]

Trump denies promise that led to formal complaint from intelligence official

Trump denies promise that led to formal complaint from intelligence official

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says he would only do what’s “good for the USA” Donald Trump has denied a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, something that sparked a whistleblower’s formal complaint. The Washington Post said the intelligence official found the comment “so troubling” they went to […]

Canada’s Justin Trudeau cannot say how often he wore blackface

Canada’s Justin Trudeau cannot say how often he wore blackface

Media captionTrudeau: “I come from a place of privilege” Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau has said he cannot remember how often he wore blackface as a younger man, as a scandal deepened ahead of an election. He was speaking after more images of him wearing black make-up when he was younger emerged. “I am wary of […]

Port Harcourt killings: Women protest over safety concerns

Many Nigerian women took to the streets in Port Harcourt demanding safety and protection from the authorities. At least eight women have been strangled since August, with police fearing a serial killer. Police have made three arrests in connection with the case, but the protesters feel they should do more to protect women. Port Harcourt […]

Egypt appoint Hossam El Badry as national team’s new head coach

Egypt appoint Hossam El Badry as national team’s new head coach

Hossam El Badry was previously coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has named Hossam El Badry as the national team’s new head coach. He succeeds Javier Aguirre who was sacked from his position in July after the Pharaohs’ defeat by South Africa on home soil in the last-16 of the […]

Peter Magombeyi: Zimbabwe union leader found after ‘abduction’

Peter Magombeyi: Zimbabwe union leader found after ‘abduction’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of doctors protested after Peter Magombeyi went missing A Zimbabwean union leader who was thought to have been abducted is alive and well, reports say. Peter Magombeyi had organised a series of strikes over poor pay and working conditions in recent weeks. On Saturday, he sent a message […]

Ben Ali: Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Ben Ali: Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tunisia’s former president was forced from office in 2011 amid mass street protests against his rule Tunisia’s former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile aged 83, his family says. Ben Ali led the country for 23 years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic […]

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