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Sierra Leone accepts 27 deportees to escape US visa sanctions

Four countries were penned for fresh visa restrictions by the United States according to a State Department notice in August. Three from Africa – Guinea, Eritrea and Sierra Leone – the fourth was Cambodia.

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Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez | IANS

Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez ruled out of World Cup group decider

Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country’s World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday.

World Cup: Fan reportedly commits suicide after Argentina loss

There are insinuations that an Argentina fan, Dinu Alex, committed suicide after the humiliation of his country’s national team by Croatia at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
Ethiopian security forces intervened on Meskel Square after the blast at the rally [Dereje Berhanu | Al Jazeera]

Top Ethiopia police officials arrested over Addis rally attack

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, has been arrested following Saturday’s grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at a rally, state media reports.
Croatia’s Luka Modric celebrated after scoring against Argentina on Thursday. Elsa | Getty Images

Vedran Corluka: Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic the best midfield in Russia

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are the best central midfield pairing at the 2018 World Cup according to experienced Croatia defender Vedran Corluka.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were among the 6,800 All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who converged in Eagle Square, Abuja on Saturday

Senator Sodangi: No Northerner fielded by PDP can defeat President Buhari in 2019

Senator Abubakar Sodangi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that no northern presidential candidate fielded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.