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Elderly Amnesty volunteer on trial in France for helping migrants

A 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer appeared in court in France on Wednesday charged with helping two underage Africans illegally enter the country, the latest case involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

Calamity Karius shows work still to be done at Liverpool

A thrilling run to a first Champions League final for 11 years put Liverpool back among the European elite, but a painful 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev exposed frailties that still need eradicating — and top of the list in a new goalkeeper.

Luis Suarez scores as Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns to win Mandela Centenary Cup

Luis Suarez was among the goalscorers as Barcelona beat South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 to win the Mandela Centenary Cup.

Son of Guinea’s first president faces forced labor charges in Texas

The son of Guinea's first president and his wife face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty in Texas of holding a young woman as a domestic slave.

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea reopen border after four months

The Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border has been officially re-opened, four months after it was closed following a foiled coup d’etat in the latter last December.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes centre stage as injury sidelines Salah

The absence of injured Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to steal the limelight among the African stars in Europe at the weekend.

Russia, Guinea sign first intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation

Russia and Guinea on Wednesday, signed the first intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Mo Salah scores to equal Didier Drogba Premier League record

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah equalled the record for goals by an African in an English Premier League season when he scored his 29th in a weekend win at Crystal Palace.

Guinean women renew anti-government protests

They were condemning deadly police violence and demanding justice for those killed in opposition demonstrations. These anti-government protests left at least 12 people dead according to the authorities, a figure that the opposition rejects.

Two killed as Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

Two men were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday during protests in the Guinean capital as the powerful teachers' union called off a month-long strike after reaching agreement with the government on pay.

Guinea’s Alpha Conde vows ‘major cabinet reshuffle’ after unrest

Guinean President Alpha Conde will carry out a "major cabinet reshuffle", his office said on Thursday, following weeks of strikes and demonstrations in the country after disputed local elections.

Paul Aigbogun: Information about Energie helped Enyimba

Paul Aigbogun has revealed that he was not surprised by Enyimba defeated Energie FC in Wednesday’s Caf Confederation Cup First Round.

Thousands of women march in Guinea over police violence

Thousands of women, clad in white, marched in the Guinean capital of Conakry on Wednesday in protest at a violent crackdown on political demonstrations following elections last month.

Policeman killed in Guinea election, education protests

A policeman died from a head wound on Monday sustained as people protested over delayed local election results in Guinea and teachers went on strike over pay, a police spokesman said.

Guinea electoral commission releases partial vote result

The electoral commission in Guinea on Friday released partial results of local elections which have been marred by accusations of vote rigging and violence.

At least 50 arrested in Guinea post-electoral violence

Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend's local elections, a local official said.

Five children die in post-vote arson attack in Guinea

Five young children perished in an arson attack during clashes in central Guinea on Tuesday, as anger over alleged fraud during weekend local elections turned deadly and tensions mounted ahead of the results.

ECOWAS sanctions Guinea-Bissau president’s son, 19 lawmakers

ECOWAS has sanctioned 19 lawmakers and the son of President of Guinea-Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, son over the continued failure to end a political impasse.

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Court remands man for alleged Russian visa fraud

A Karu Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 33-year-old man, Luke Chidozie, in prison, for allegedly defrauding a client of N250,000.

French Open champ Simona Halep to miss Eastbourne

French Open champion Simona Halep will miss next week’s Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne after suffering an Achilles problem.

Kwara colleges of education begin indefinite strike

Workers of the three Colleges of Education in Kwara have started an indefinite industrial action.

Nigeria Customs destroys Tramadol, others worth N102 million

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command in Badagry, says it has destroyed expired and seized medicaments in its warehouse with a Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N102.4 million.

Lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent

An Iranian defence lawyer has been arrested after claiming a man executed this week for killing three policemen was innocent, Iran’s Fars news agency said Wednesday.