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Jussie Smollett leaves Cook county jail last month following his release in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczyński-AP

US grand jury indicts Jussic Smollett for alleged hate attack hoax

A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted American actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime.
US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen leaves US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018 after his sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress. – US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on December 12, 2018 for multiple crimes. “It was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen said as he pleaded for leniency before US District Judge William H. Pauley III.Cohen, 52, said he was taking responsiblity for his crimes “including those implicating the President of the United States of America.” (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Michael Cohen set to expose Donald Trump as conman, racist, liar

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will tell Congress today that the president is a “racist” and “conman” and knew in advance that WikiLeaks would publish dirt on Hillary Clinton, US media reported.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Media watchdog rules controversial Serena Williams cartoon ‘not racist’

A controversial cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams widely condemned as "racist" and "sexist" did not breach media standards, an Australian press watchdog has ruled.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s dilemma of land reform and mining investment

The land reform dear to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is not only of concern to white farmers. As large landowners, mining groups are also afraid of paying the price of a massive and unbridled redistribution of land.
Kalidou Koulibaly

UEFA says anti-racism protocol not followed in Kalidou Koulibaly case

European football governing body UEFA said Friday that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday.

Inter Milan sanctioned for racist chants against Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday.

Victor Ikpeba: We can only reduce not eradicate racism

Former international Victor Ikpeba has declared that the problem of racism in football can only be reduced but cannot be eradicated.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s president-elect wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has told an Israeli newspaper he intends to defy the Palestinians and most of the world by moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha received racist abuse, death threats after draw with Arsenal

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has said he received racist abuse and death threats after winning a late penalty against Arsenal in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie: Melania Trump is a racist

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie has described United States First Lady Melania Trump as racist.
Kalidou Koulibaly

Juventus risk penalty for racist Kalidou Koulibaly chants

Italian champions Juventus could be hit with a partial closure of their Allianz Stadium after racist chanting was heard aimed at Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly during their game at the weekend, it was reported on Monday.
Workers Party vice presidential candidate Fernando Haddad

Candidate promises not to pardon ex-president Lula if he wins presidency

Brazilian Presidential Candidate, Fernando Haddad, said on Tuesday he would not pardon former President Luiz Lula – sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges – if he is elected president in October.
Jair Bolsonaro

Attacker stabs Brazil’s presidential candidate

Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed and seriously injured while campaigning Thursday, with police saying the suspect claimed to be acting on orders from God.
Chinese national Liu Jiaqi after he was arrested on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Chinese national arrested after calling Kenya’s president a ‘monkey’

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the government said on Thursday.

Mauritania votes in legislative and municipal elections

Voters in Mauritania are casting ballots in legislative, regional and local elections that will test President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record before next year's presidential vote.

Mesut Ozil’s racism accusations handled poorly – German FA chief

German Football Federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel has acknowledged he could have taken a different approach to the recent controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil.
Omarosa Manigault Newman

White House considers legal action against former aide over release of secret recording

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering using legal instruments to penalise Omarosa Manigault-Newman, Trump’s former aide, to stop her releasing a recording she made in the White House Situation Room to the general public.

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Accepting Golan annexation, Donald Trump risks new precedents

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC signs $50 million refinery overhaul contract with Italian firm

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