Zimbabwe: Protesters arrested at banned anti-government march

The normally busy Zimbabwean capital looked almost empty on Friday, with many hiding indoors. The police and military troops patrolled the streets of Harare after an anti-government protest was banned. Demonstrators originally planned to protest corruption but instead asked for the resignation of the ruling political party. Tensions are on the rise in Zimbabwe. Inflation
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Not a single offer received for Leverkusen’s Harvetz – Rolfes

Bayer Leverkusen have not received any offers for Kai Havertz despite persistent speculation linking him with Chelsea, sporting director Simon Rolfes has revealed. Havertz, 21, has been a revelation in the Bundesliga ever since making his breakthrough as a 17-year-old in the 2016-17 campaign. The midfielder, who has been played in an increasingly attacking role
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Nvidia is in advanced talks to buy chip company ARM

Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire ARM, the chip designer owned by SoftBank Group, according to people familiar with the matter. The two parties aim to reach a deal in the next few weeks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Nvidia is the only suitor in concrete
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Edo 2020: My loyalty to Obaseki sacrosanct, says Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki is sacrosanct, even as he urged the public to disregard the ongoing propaganda that he is on warpath with his boss.

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Nicklas Sule injury comeback delights Bayern’s Flick

Hansi Flick was delighted to see Niklas Sule make a long-awaited comeback from injury as Bayern Munich tuned up for the Champions League by beating Marseille in Friday’s friendly. Germany defender Sule has not played since October after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament, although he was among the substitutes for the DFB-Pokal final triumph over
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Face mask defaulters risk six-month jail term from August 4 in Ogun state

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta The Ogun state government on Thursday said defaulters of the mandatory use of face masks risk six months in jail, with effect from the 4th of August, 2020. The Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while giving updates on efforts aimed at flattening the curve of community transmission of COVID-19, announced extra measures
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Former Middlesbrough boss appointed as Birmingham manager

Aitor Karanka has been appointed as the new head coach of Championship side Birmingham City. The Spaniard, who has signed a three-year deal, replaces compatriot Pep Clotet, who was dismissed with four games of the Championship remaining. Karanka led Middlesbrough out of the second tier in the 2015-16 campaign and spent a year as Nottingham
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NCDC confirms 462 new COVID-19 cases

On Friday, Nigeria’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases reached 43,151, following 462 fresh infections. Giving the latest figures, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said FCT recorded 93 of the 462 cases, followed by Lagos, 78; Plateau, 64 and Kaduna 54.

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Pioli hopeful Ibrahimovic will extend Milan contract

Stefano Pioli hopes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be playing his last game for Milan on Saturday and stated the Rossoneri must have loftier ambitions than sixth place next term. Veteran striker Ibrahimovic signed a short-term contract to return to Milan in January and has scored nine goals in 17 Serie A appearances. Ibrahimovic’s future beyond
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