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William Troost-Ekong has taken to social media to say his goodbyes to Serie A club Udinese as he nears a switch to Championship side Watford.

Super Eagles star bids Serie A club goodbye as Watford switch nears

William Troost-Ekong has taken to social media to say his goodbyes to Serie A club Udinese as he nears a switch to Championship side Watford.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa seeks to curb gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa has termed them as the “most far-reaching legislative overhaul in the fight against gender-based violence and femicide”.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Fred has insisted that Manchester United will look to win the Champions League next season ahead of their final day showdown against Leicester.

Fred determined to stay with Manchester United

The Manchester Evening News says Fred has no intention of leaving United or been informed he is available for transfer as the club prepares to announce the arrival of Donny van de Beek.

Four fun-seekers drown off Dutch beaches

At least four fun-seekers have drowned in choppy seas off the Dutch coast on Sunday, police and news reports said, as thousands flocked to beaches to escape scorching temperatures.
South Africa’s central bank has temporarily prohibited the use of debt issued by the Land Bank as collateral after the state agricultural lender was downgraded deeper into junk status and missed $2.7 billion in loan repayments.

South Africa suspends use of Land Bank debt as collateral after default

South Africa’s central bank has temporarily prohibited the use of debt issued by the Land Bank as collateral after the state agricultural lender was downgraded deeper into junk status and missed $2.7 billion in loan repayments.
South Africa’s central bank (SARB) said on Friday it would reduce overnight repo auctions to one per day from the two it has held since early March to inject liquidity into the banking system amid the coronavirus pandemic.

South Africa’s central bank switches back to one daily repo auction

South Africa’s central bank (SARB) said on Friday it would reduce overnight repo auctions to one per day from the two it has held since early March to inject liquidity into the banking system amid the coronavirus pandemic.
South African Airways has announced that it will continue to honour its flight obligations to cargo and evacuation flight customers all through this month.

South African Airways to continue honouring flight obligations

South African Airways has announced that it will continue to honour its flight obligations to cargo and evacuation flight customers all through this month.
South Africa’s rand firmed against the dollar early on Wednesday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 500 billion rand ($26.41 billion) rescue package on Tuesday evening to cushion the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa’s net foreign reserves rise to $45.5 billion in April

Gross reserves also increased, to $53.003 in April from $52.458 billion previously. The forward position, representing the central bank’s unsettled or swap transactions, decreased to a balance of $592 million in April after a positive balance of $631 million previously.
Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant. 21 August 2010. Wikimedia Commons-Paul Scott

South Africa to develop plan for new 2,500 MW nuclear plant

South Africa will soon start developing a plan for a new 2,500 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant, the energy ministry told lawmakers on Thursday.
Mine workers are seen under ground at the end of their shift at Cullinan mine, near Pretoria, South Africa, February 1, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

Coronavirus lockdown pushes South African PMI to record low in April

South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April, a business survey showed on Wednesday, as company closures due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown led to a collapse in demand.
A man walks past a closed Toyota car dealership during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nationwide lockdown in Cape Town, South Africa, April 28, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s auto industry ambitions threatened by coronavirus

The expansion of South Africa’s auto industry is central to the government’s economic development strategy but the coronavirus crisis has forced carmakers into survival mode and could push ambitious growth plans out of reach.
The Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie have announced a protest against racism that will take place this weekend.

Dutch leagues to take a stand against racism

Clubs playing in the first and second tier of Dutch professional football will stand still and not play the first minute of their forthcoming matches.
Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as an absolute beast and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.

Virgil van Dijk agrees massive new Liverpool contract

Virgil van Dijk has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Liverpool for the prime years of his career.
An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.

Amsterdam stab suspect ‘wanted to protect Prophet Mohammed’

An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.
William Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong: Playing for Nigeria best decision ever

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says switching allegiance from the Netherlands to Nigeria was his best career decision ever.
Malusi Gigaba

South African minister forced to resign for lying under oath

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president’s office said yesterday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.
South Africa celebrate in Nigeria last year

South Africa mobilise fans to cheer them to victory against Super Eagles, kick-off 2pm

South Africa have called on the fans to come out in their numbers to cheer them to victory Saturday afternoon against the Super Eagles in a “momentous” clash.

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Gunmen kidnap Anambra university female lecturer

Anambra residents have raised the alarm over the kidnap of a female Professor of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam, Anambra East local government area by unknown gunmen.
Prince Bisi Yusuf, lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged youths to key into the federal and state government empowerment schemes to curb poverty and restiveness.

Lagos assemblyman urges youths to support empowerment schemes

Prince Bisi Yusuf, lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged youths to key into the federal and state government empowerment schemes to curb poverty and restiveness.