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Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU earmarks £250 million to empower women in Africa

European Union (EU) Programme Manager to Nigeria, Laolu Olawumi, said 250 million Euros had been earmarked to empower women in line with the 2030 agenda in Africa.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.

Zimbabwe inflation hits 175.66 per cent

Zimbabwe annual inflation hit 175.66 per cent in June up from 97.85 per cent in May, statistics agency ZIMSTATS said on Monday, the highest rate since 2009.

My husband is ‘satan’ – Woman tells court

A woman Priscilla Ncube has told a court in Zimbabwe that her husband is a satan after confessing that he was practising satanism and that he also wanted her to be part of devil worshipping.

Money ritual: 63 female panties discovered in graveyard

Six men have landed themselves into trouble after they were convicted of performing money ritual popularly known as “mubobobo” in Zimbabwe, with 63 pairs of women’s panties in a graveyard.
Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge have signed David Okereke on a four-year deal from Italian Serie B club Spezia Calcio.

Club Brugge sign Nigeria’s David Okereke

Okereke will link up with his compatriot Dennis Bonaventure and other African stars at the club such as Senegal’s duo Krepin Diatta and Amadou Sagna, who joined the side on Monday, Ivory Coast’s Odilon Kossounou, Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat, Zimbabwe’s Marvelous Nakamba and Angola’s Clinton Mata.
Mthuli Ncube

Zimbabwe to raise workers’ salaries the second time in three months

The Zimbabwean government is ready to raise civil servants’ wages for the second time in three months, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Monday, after a labour group threatened protests.
DR Congo manager Florent Ibenge bemoaned his side’s luck after their 2-0 defeat by Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Afcon: Preparing for Zimbabwe clash was difficult – DR Congo coach

Democratic Republic of Congo manager Florent Ibenge has revealed the issues his team faced before their Africa Cup of Nations game against Zimbabwe, which threatened to ruin their chances of success.
Patrick Kaddu of Uganda celebrates scoring against DR Congo at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo- Gavin Barker-BackpagePix

Afcon: Uganda must stay focused despite Egypt defeat – assistant skipper

Uganda assistant captain Hassan Wasswa has urged his team to remain focused to progress as far as possible at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
A young Zimbabwean boy does his homework under a candle light in Harare. (Jekesai Njikizana-AFP)

Night work: Power cuts add to Zimbabwe’s mounting woes

Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages mean power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night - forcing furniture maker Richard Benhura to start work at 23:00.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon: Super Eagles seek to extend perfect run against Madagascar

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have already qualified for the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). But they have a rare opportunity to match a feat they only attained during their first appearance at the finals in 1963.
Zambia Warriors captain Knowledge Musona is still disappointed with the fact his team did not claim maximum points against Uganda in their Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash on Wednesday.

Afcon: I am still gutted Zimbabwe did not beat Uganda – Knowledge Musona

Zambia Warriors captain Knowledge Musona is still disappointed with the fact his team did not claim maximum points against Uganda in their Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash on Wednesday.
DR Congo manager Florent Ibenge bemoaned his side’s luck after their 2-0 defeat by Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Afcon: DR Congo must give everything against Zimbabwe – coach

Demmocratic Republic of Congo manager Florent Ibenge has stated his side must stop at nothing to secure a win in their final Africa Cup of Nations group game against Zimbabwe on June 30.
Zimbabwe’s Warriors 18-man squad have arrived in Asaba for Saturday’s international friendly game against the Super Eagles, Zimbabwe Football Association, ZIFA, has announced.

Zimbabwe threaten Afcon pullout over wage row

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and the players were locked in talks over unpaid salaries on Thursday, with both parties threatening to withdraw from the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of their final pool match, local media has reported.
Zimbabwe head coach Sunday Chidzambwa admitted his side has to do better in front of the goal to stand a chance of winning their final Africa Cup of Nations Group A game against Democratic Republic of Congo.

Afcon: Zimbabwe deserved to win against Uganda – coach

Zimbabwe head coach Sunday Chidzambwa admitted his side has to do better in front of the goal to stand a chance of winning their final Africa Cup of Nations Group A game against Democratic Republic of Congo.
Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has revealed he has decided on the team that will feature in the AFCON opener following the Pharaohs’ victory over Guinea.

Afcon: Javier Aguirre worried about Egypt’s decline in tempo

Egypt boss Javier Aguirre is concerned about the decline in performances of his side in second-halves of their two Africa Cup of Nations games to date.
Egypt's football federation on Wednesday banned midfielder Amr Warda from playing in any further matches at the African Cup of Nations over mounting sexual harrasment allegations , AFP-File

Afcon: Egypt send midfielder home

Midfielder Amr Warda has been sent home from the Africa Cup of Nations for disciplinary reasons by hosts Egypt.
Gernot Rohr

Afcon bonus row: Super Eagles accept to play Guinea after Gernot Rohr’s pleas

Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr came to the rescue of the nation when he pleaded with the protesting Super Eagles’ players who refused to attend morning training session as a result of unpaid allowances and match bonus.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.