France mourns mayor killed 'for a pile of stones'
Residents of the southern French town of Signes paid an emotional farewell Friday to their longtime mayor, who was killed trying to prevent construction workers dumping rubble on the side of a road.
MTV’s Alex Okosi receives honorary fellow of NIMN
The Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International, Alex Okosi, on Thursday, received another befitting industry recognition with his induction as an honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). Okosi was awarded this honor at a special investiture ceremony held at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
Cameroon going to FIBA Afrobasket with humble ambitions
An eighth-place finish at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Mali for Cameroon was unexpected and many fans will presume the ‘Lionesses,’ who finished second four years ago, as they hosted the continental showpiece, will head to Senegal for the 2019 expedition with great ambitions, reports fiba.basketball.
'I didn't think he could do it': Doubting Thomas backs Bernal to keep winning
Geraint Thomas admitted Saturday that he never thought teammate Egan Bernal would succeed him as Tour de France champion but backed the 22-year-old Colombian to keep winning.
France's Macron to host Putin ahead of G7 summit
French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed Saturday he had invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks on August 19, days before hosting a G7 summit.
French lawmakers to agree Notre-Dame restoration as controversy swirls
French MPs were on Tuesday set to approve a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, three months after flames ravaged the great Paris cathedral, but with the rebuilding process still mired in controversy.
In France, Michael Jackson Fans Sue Over HBO Documentary
Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland".
Dutch beat Italy to reach first ever women's World Cup semi-finals
The Netherlands reached the semi-finals of the women's World Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday after beating Italy 2-0 in Valenciennes. The Dutch will travel to Lyon to face one of Germany or Sweden, who play later in Rennes, in the last four thanks to fine headers from Vivianne Miedema and…
Heat tops 45C in France as deadly heatwave roasts Europe
The temperature in France surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time on record on Friday as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave that has caused several deaths.
Egyptians lambast Nigerian footballers over ‘frequent’ protests
Some Egyptian fans feel the frequent reports of protests by Nigerian players about non-payment of match allowances and bonuses are not doing the African continent any good. Within the last two months, Nigerian teams taking part in international competitions have protested over alleged non-payment of entitlements by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). From the…
Heat is on as women's World Cup steps into the sauna
With the temperature in France soaring, organisers and teams are taking steps to adapt as the winter sport again faces the problem of playing its marquee tournaments in summer. After often cool June weather for the group stages, temperatures have risen. In Montpellier on Tuesday, when Italy play China in the early evening, the temperature…