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Kaizer Chiefs appoint Stuart Baxter for second stint at Naturena

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the appointment of Stuart Baxter as coach, replacing Gavin Hunt who was fired almost two weeks ago.
Molefi Ntseki was appointed in August 2019. Sydney Seshibedi-Gallo Images

South Africa sacks coach after AFCON qualifiers flop

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been shown the door three days after losing in Sudan and failing to qualify South Africa for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

New Year Honours: Lewis Hamilton knighted as Rob Burrow becomes MBE

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Bafana Bafana legend Aaron Mokoena is sad to see Stuart Baxter vacate his position as South Africa head coach.

Aaron Mokoena: We need a local coach to lead Bafana Bafana

Bafana Bafana legend Aaron Mokoena is sad to see Stuart Baxter vacate his position as South Africa head coach.
The South Africa Football Association (Safa) has revealed a decision is yet to be made on the future of Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter.

Afcon: Safa undecided on Bafana coach Stuart Baxter’s future

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) has revealed a decision is yet to be made on the future of Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has hit back Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr ahead of the sides’ quarter-final match-up on Wednesday night at Cairo International Stadium.

South Africa boss hit back at Gernot Rohr ahead of Super Eagles tie

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has hit back Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr ahead of the sides’ quarter-final match-up on Wednesday night at Cairo International Stadium.
South Africa senior men's national team head coach Stuart Baxter portrayed a defiant figure despite his side opening their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign with a defeat on Monday.

Afcon: South Africa’s tactics worked against Nigeria but not Ivory Coast – Andrew Rabutla

Former Bafana Bafana defender Andrew Rabutla remains confident the 1996 African champions will bounce back from their loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”

Donald Trump orders expulsion of 60 Russian spies’ over UK nerve attack

US President Donald Trump has authorized the expulsion of 60 alleged Russian spies from the United States in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury.

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria’s Manbij

The United States has denied Turkish claims that the two sides reached a deal over the city of Manbij in northern Syria, where US troops are present.

US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.

US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump’s travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency.

US unveils fresh Venezuela sanctions, targets 10 officials

The United States on Thursday unveiled fresh sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, targeting 10 officials over alleged corruption and interference in gubernatorial elections last month.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year — just over half the figure for 2016, officials said Wednesday.

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Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Euro 2020: Czech coach expects close Scotland game in opener

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.

Marco Verratti close to return for Italy at Euro 2020

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Twitter chief: Nigerians will lead Bitcoin ‘revolution’

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, a microblogging platform, says “the people of Nigeria will lead bitcoin” revolution.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives for a news conference at the end of the G7 summit, at Cornwall Airport Newquay, Britain, June 13, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden suggests Russia might be weaker than it seems

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that “autocrat” Vladimir Putin was right to say that relations were at their lowest point in years though he suggested that Russia might be weaker than it seemed and that Moscow had overreached in the Middle East.
Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday in order to subdue the world champions’ forward firepower.

Euro 2020: Antonio Rudiger ready to ‘get dirty’ vs France

Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday in order to subdue the world champions’ forward firepower.

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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen may not be allowed to play football again professionally following his reported cardiac arrest, a leading sports cardiologist has said.

Christian Eriksen may not play football professionally again – cardiologist

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen may not be allowed to play football again professionally following his reported cardiac arrest, a leading sports cardiologist has said.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari insists on armed response to insecurity in South-east

President Muhammadu Buhari turned down a question posed to him on Nigeria’s ban of microblogging platform Twitter but insisted on armed response to the troubles in the South-east.
Terem Moffi has revealed his eye-catching performances for Lorient in the 2020-21 season earned him his first call-up to the Nigeria national team.

Terem Moffi linked with Chelsea move

Lukaku has declared he is not willing to leave Inter Milan this summer, while Kane, who is determined to leave Tottenham Hotspur is favoured to join Manchester City.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Man hangs self after sex with daughter

A man whose identity is being withheld from Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday hanged himself after he was caught having canal knowledge of his daughter.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is convinced the holders can beat Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg to reach the last four.

Joshua Kimmich hopes Julian Nagelsmann will stay at Bayern Munich long term

Joshua Kimmich hopes new Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann proves to be a more permanent fixture than his predecessors at Allianz Arena, and says that he is yet to reach his potential with the club.