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Machar proposes change of tack in mediation talks

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has proposed that mediators of the peace process change tack and adopt the model that led to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

World Cup :Belgium crashes Tunisia 5-1,Mexico2-1 Japan

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display2-1

While Roberto Martinez’s side are not through to the last 16 yet, a win for England over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday will see the Red Devils and Three Lions progress.

That would leave their meeting in Kaliningrad on Thursday to decide who tops the group and it is Belgium who currently hold the upper hand there, with their sparkling finishing in the sunshine at the Spartak Stadium leaving their goal difference significantly better off.

Manager Roberto Martinez said he would make “major changes” for their next encounter.

“If we could have seven days to prepare for that game and then another seven days before the following game then we would start with the same starting XI,” said the former Everton boss.

“The reality is that we have qualified – you are only as good as the 23 players. There will be opportunities for others. We need to check the injury doubts Lukaku (ankle), Hazard (calf) and Mertens (knock to ankle).”

Belgium attacked from the off and needed only five minutes to take the lead, when Hazard was barged over by Syam Ben Youssef just inside the box and got up to send Tunisia keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha the wrong way from the spot.

Things quickly got worse for Tunisia when Ali Maaloul’s heavy touch on the halfway line allowed Dries Mertens to nip in and release Lukaku, who found a perfect low finish.

 

Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min’s stunning late strike. Mwxico won 2-1

Having upset defending champions Germany in their opening game in Group F, Mexico proved again they will be a test for any side should they reach the knockout stages.

They took the lead through Carlos Vela’s penalty – the 14th of the tournament already – on 26 minutes after Jang Hyun-Soo’s handball.

Mexico will reach the last 16 should Sweden beat Germany in Saturday’s final game, kicking-off at 19:00 BST.

Only a Germany win will prevent South Korea being knocked out with a group game remaining.

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa survives bomb explosion in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo.

Mr Mnangagwa said an object “exploded a few inches away from me

Woman gives birth to narcotics pellets at Entebbe

 

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Police in uganda have confirmed that  the suspect has been under close monitoring since Monday and that, by Friday, she had egested 114 pallets of suspected cocaine weighing 1,660grams.

Uganda Court allows Police confiscate phones , computers for bedridden MP Nambooze

 

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The Chief Magistrates court in Nakawa has given police a go-ahead to confiscate mobile phones, computers tablets and any other communication equipment from Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze who is currently bedridden at Kirudu hospital.

Russian Probe: FBI Peter Strzok summoned to Judiciary Committee

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, was subpoenaed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee next week, whisper eye media team confirmed Friday.

IGAD Peace Process: A lot must be done-The Way Forward

IGAD should prioritize an inclusive national dialogue instead of power sharing agreement GAD should prioritize an inclusive national dialogue instead of power sharing agreement

ETHIOPIA: Tigray official welcomes Abiy’s decision to withdraw troops from Badme

An Ethiopian official from the border region of Tigray welcomed the decision of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to withdraw troops from Badme town in line with Algeria peace agreement signed with Eritrea in 2000.

World Cup: Brazil back on the road after crashing Costa Rica 2-0

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar bailed Brazil out with stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica following another uninspiring display at the 2018 World Cup.

Coach Tite’s teams were heading for a second inglorious draw when Barcelona midfielder Coutinho popped up to poke home from Roberto Firmino’s nod down.

And with seconds remaining Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, tapped in Douglas Costa’s cross to secure Brazil’s first win of the tournament.

Their hopes of victory looked to have been dashed when they had a penalty decision overturned by VAR in the 78th minute after referee Bjorn Kuipers had initially ruled Neymar had been brought down in the area.

As it stands Brazil currently lead Group E and could go through with a draw in their final pool match against Serbia.

How this Brazil side could do with just a sprinkling of the brio of the teams of 1970 and 1982.

In the two games they have played so far the class of 2018 has been pedestrian for long periods – reminiscent of Carlos Alberto Parreira’s heavily-criticized champions from 1994.

Even that side scored more goals in their opening two games than Tite’s outfit, who too often are cautious in their approach play and whose illustrious attack have yet to replicate their club form.

Brazil were listless in the opening 45 minutes.

After being fouled 10 times in the opening game against Switzerland, Neymar, perhaps unfairly criticized after that match for not being a team player, was once again targeted by defenders and spent more yet time with his face in the turf.

Barcelona’s Coutinho, who scored with a brilliant strike in the opening game, failed to find his range and Chelsea’s Willian, taken off at half-time, was awful on the right.

The tempo increased, as did the chances for Brazil, after the break, although prior to the goals Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas was only tested by Neymar’s snapshot, while Jesus’ header came off the woodwork.

With 15 minutes remaining it was desperation time for the five-time winners, with Tite and the vast number of Brazilians inside the Saint Petersburg stadium hoping for a miracle.

Those prayers appeared to be answered with 12 minutes remaining, as official Kuipers pointed to the spot after he judged Giancarlo Gonzalez had pulled down Neymar.

However, after watching the replay the experienced Dutchman overturned the decision – and Brazilian shoulders slumped.

Then came the breakthrough, with the fourth official signaling six minutes of stoppage time.

With one minute of it played, Coutinho broke the deadlock when he fired in after substitute Firmino and Jesus had combined.

And in the dying seconds, Neymar, only recently recovered from a broken foot, tucked home Juventus midfielder Costa’s square ball.

Brazil’s talisman wept after the final whistle – the win relief both for him and for his nation.

Teammate and man-of-the-match, Coutinho, said the 26-year-old’s “joy at being back on the pitch is contagious”.

“We know that Neymar had a difficult injury and he went through a difficult patch, everybody is so happy for him being back,” said the Barcelona player.

World Cup:Nigeria lights up Africa with 2-0 drubbing of Iceland

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Ahmed Musa scored both goals as Nigeria swept aside World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised with one round of games to go.

World Cup 2018: Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri scores and show emotions against Serbia

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Switzerland took a huge step towards the last

16 of the World Cup as Xherdan Shaqiri scored a brilliant solo 90th-minute winner against Serbiato make it 2-1

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