Football

VAR ‘should not be too forensic’ – football law-makers set to issue guidance

Football’s law-makers say the video assistant referee system should not be “too forensic” when it comes to offsides – and should only be used to reverse “clear and obvious” errors. Five goals in the Premier League were ruled out at the weekend for marginal offsides, leading some managers and players to criticise VAR. Lukas Brud, […]

Politics

Sudan sentences 29 to death for teacher’s killing in custody

A Sudanese court has sentenced 29 intelligence officers to death for the torture and killing of a teacher. Ahmad al-Khair, 36, died in custody in February following his arrest for taking part in protests against then President Omar al-Bashir’s government. These are the first sentences handed down over the crackdown on pro-democracy activists in the […]

Politics

ECOWAS deploys 70 observers for Re-Run Presidential Election in Guinea Bissau

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has deployed seventy observers for the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (ECOWAS-EOM) to the Re-Run Presidential Election in Guinea Bissau. This deployment was done yesterday, December 27, 2019, in Bissau, Guinea Bissau ahead of the December 29 Re-Run Presidential Election. Dr Remi Ajibewa, Director Political Affairs of the […]