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Brazil’s 2014 World Cup legacy left little to celebrate

When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works, huge debts and missing funds.

Brazil court rejects ex-President Lula da Silva’s bid to avoid prison

Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been denied a habeas corpus request from the country's Supreme Court, a ruling that will almost certainly see him soon jailed on corruption charges.

Brazil Supreme Court delays decision on Lula imprisonment

Brazil's top court on Thursday delayed until April 4 a decision on whether ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should go to jail if he loses an appeal next week.

Britain appoints Nigerian as first female black ambassador to Mozambique

Great Britain has appointed a Nigerian as the first female black ambassador to Mozambique. She is Ms NneNne Iwuji-Eme.

UN: Green revolution makes safe water accessible

Nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters, according to the newly launched 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.

Brazil’s ex-president barred from travelling, passport seized

Brazilian court has ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to hand over his passport and not to leave the country.

Nine killed, 14 injured in Brazil prison riot

Nine inmates were killed, 14 were injured, and dozens escaped in a prison riot on Monday, national news media reported, in the latest example of Brazil’s continuing difficulties maintaining control over its notoriously violent penal system.

Brazilian president’s pardons ignite corruption row

President Michel Temer was accused Saturday of handing Brazilians convicted of corruption a get out of jail card with changes to the traditional collective Christmas pardon.

Brazil’s President Michel Temer escapes corruption trial

Brazil's Congress rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday, meaning he will not have to face trial and is free to pursue austerity reforms in Latin America's biggest economy.

Police shoot dead Spanish tourist in Brazil

Police in Rio de Janeiro said Monday they accidentally shot dead a Spanish tourist who was visiting a violent favela slum where earlier two officers had been wounded.

Over 100 arrested in huge anti-paedophile sting in Brazil

Brazilian police claim to have arrested more than 100 people who’re accused of being part of a massive paedophile ring.

Brazil’s Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.

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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa PDP chieftain on eve of planned defection to APC

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
PSG's Neymar

Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.