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FIFA probes Russia over racist monkey chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.

Martin Luther King Jr: The dream, the man, the legacy

Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. lamented that his dream had “turned into a nightmare.”

America remembers Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years on

Americans on Wednesday marked 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, a day seared into the national consciousness that transformed the civil rights leader into a symbol of the fight for racial equality.

Estate agent Vicky Momberg sentenced to prison for racist abuse

A former estate agent has become the first person in South Africa to be sentenced to prison for racist abuse.

Linda Brown who ended US school segregation dies

Linda Brown, who was at the center of the 1950s court battle leading to the desegregation of US public schools, died Monday, the organisation that spearheaded the landmark legal effort said.

Russia issues security guarantee to Arsenal fans

Russia has issued a security guarantee to Arsenal fans who will visit Moscow for a Europa League clash in the heat of a diplomatic crisis over an ex-double agent's poisoning.

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign.

Far-right Austrian party revokes statements on Muslims

Austria's far right-wing Freedom Party (FPO), which entered government last December, will pay compensation to the Muslim Youth Austria (MJO) organisation for failing to prove in court their accusations that the MJO is an Islamist organization.

Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts

A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming under fire for past Facebook comments about terror attacks.

My daughter’s near-white skin boosted her career – Beyoncé’s dad

Mathew Knowles, the father of American singer Beyoncé, has said his daughter’s light skin has helped her to become more famous.

Angela Merkel warns of rising anti-Semitism on Holocaust Day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of rising anti-Semitism in her country on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, calling the need to protect Jewish buildings “shameful”.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges the world to stand against normalisation of hate

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the world to “stand together against the normalisation of hate”, saying the whole of humanity is at risk when humanity’s values are abandoned.

The world has gone in reverse – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world, in the past year, has gone in reverse as peace remains elusive.

Mainz condemn racial abuse of Leon Balogun, Anthony Ujah by Hannover fans

German Bundesliga club FSV Mainz have condemned in strong terms the alleged racial abuse on Nigerian duo, Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah, during Saturday’s away fixture against Hannover 96 at HDI arena.

South Africa summons US embassy official over Donald Trump ‘shithole’ remark

South Africa has summoned a top U.S. Embassy official for a Monday meeting over President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks that African nations are “shithole countries.”

Spartak Moscow condemned by anti-racism groups after offensive tweet

Spartak Moscow have been condemned after an offensive social media message was posted on the club's official Twitter account.

‘Africa is no shithole’: outrage over Donald Trump remark

Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.

Donald Trump blasts African nations using vulgar language

President Donald Trump has questioned why the U.S. would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries,” according to two sources familiar with the comments.

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Minister: Federal government committed to timely completion of Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, said that the Federal Government was committed to timely completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

House of Representatives steps down Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted against the Bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerian Peace Corps.

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims

Hollywood movie star, Morgan Freeman, apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Democracy Day: Federal government announces four days for celebration

The Federal Government has outlined a four-day activities to mark the 2018 Democracy Day, from May 25 to May 29.

Armed policemen invade Kingsley Kuku’s residence

Some armed policemen allegedly invaded the Arogbo community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday, shooting into the air.