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FILE - Smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. The state's largest utility initiated multiple rounds of pre-emptive power outages.

Wildfire threat darkens California dream – residents

This autumn’s rash of destructive wildfires — predicted to grow worse in coming years as climate change strengthens — is threatening to shatter the California Dream that has long lured people to the state, drawn by its sunny weather and opportunities for a better life.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
Bolivia's second Senate Vice President and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, wearing the Presidential sash, addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Quemado palace after she declared herself interim president of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Juan Karita—AP

Bolivia: Senator Jeanine Áñez declares self interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Bolivia’s Morales departs for exile in Mexico

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

NGE raises concern over plans to regulate social media, elects acting president

The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Evo Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announces resignation

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.
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Bolivia military chief says army ‘will not confront people’

Bolivia's military chief has said the armed forces will not "confront people" while ensuring that peace is maintained amid nationwide unrest as President Evo Morales's government faces increased pressure to resolve a weeks-long standoff over the country's disputed election.
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US: 250 journalists jailed globally in 2018

The United States Government on Saturday said 250 journalists were jailed around the world in 2018, with Turkey, China and Egypt among the worst offenders.

Bolivia election audit chief quits

The head of an international body auditing Bolivia’s disputed election results resigned unexpectedly on Friday, casting further uncertainty over a vote that sparked deadly riots and delivered President Evo Morales a fourth term.
Nigeria’s Group B opponent Cote d’Ivoire have announced a star studded squad for the U-23 AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt this month.

U-23 AFCON: Cote d’Ivoire unveil squad for Olympic Eagles clash

Nigeria’s Group B opponent Cote d’Ivoire have announced a star studded squad for the U-23 AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt this month.
Podgy unified heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, wants to cut 10lbs from his 19st 1lb frame before he faces Anthony Joshua again.

Andy Ruiz wary of ‘hungrier’ Anthony Joshua

‘The Destroyer’ produced one of the biggest upsets in recent times to dethrone AJ in New York City. In doing so, he became the first Mexican-American to win world titles at heavyweight.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets rallied back twice to beat Hungary 4-2 in their opening game at the 2019 FIFA U-17 Cup in Brazil on Saturday night. 19

FIFA U-17: Brazil-based Ebere Osinachi tips Golden Eaglets against Ecuador

Tuesday’s top-of-the-table clash with Ecuador at the same Estadio Olimpico, starting at 9 pm Nigeria time, promises to be explosive, with both teams aware that victory would mean an early slot in the championship’s Round of 16.
Montreal Impact striking sensation Orji Okwonkwo is eagerly being expected at the national U-23 camp in Abuja as the Olympic Eagles brace up for the forthcoming Total U-23 Africa Cup of nations to be hosted by Egypt between November 8 and 22.

Montreal Impact’s Orji Okwonkwo hits U-23 Eagles camp

Montreal Impact striking sensation Orji Okwonkwo is eagerly being expected at the national U-23 camp in Abuja as the Olympic Eagles brace up for the forthcoming Total U-23 Africa Cup of nations to be hosted by Egypt between November 8 and 22.

FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets in consolidation mission against ambitious Ecuador

Golden Eaglets who tickled the fancy of many in Brazil after coming from behind to defeat Hungary 4-2 in the opener of FIFA U-17 World cup, will be hoping to consolidate as they face Ecuador on Tuesday at 9pm.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

WBC writes IOC about dangers of professionals competing at Tokyo 2020

Amateur fighters run the risk of serious injury if they come up against professionals at at Tokyo 2020, the World Boxing Council (WBC) have warned the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Bayelsa guber: Confusion as court nullifies APC primaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday caused upset in Bayelsa State ahead of the Saturday governorship election following its judgement nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate.
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Anger over APC NWC ratification of Edo chapter chairman’s suspension

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejected the purported suspension of the State Chairman of the party, Mr Anselm Ojezua by the National Working Committee.

Economy: Central bank alone cannot spend N1.3 trillion in 2020 – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives Honourable Gudaji Kazure has faulted the N1.3 trillion budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the 2020 fiscal year, describing it as outrageous and wasteful.
Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois has claimed his status as one of the best goalkeepers in the world brought unwarranted criticism in the early part of the new campaign.

Thibaut Courtois fires back at critics after testing period at Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois has claimed his status as "one of the best goalkeepers in the world" brought unwarranted criticism in the early part of the new campaign.
Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.