Cristiano Ronaldo makes history as first man to score in five World Cups

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history as first man to score in five World Cups

Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Watching Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of Portugal’s World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday, you could feel the frustration from the stands. The striker still looked the part, waving to the crowds and receiving the biggest cheer of anyone when the starting lineups were announced before kickoff. … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo begins World Cup campaign with Portugal after Manchester United departure

Cristiano Ronaldo begins World Cup campaign with Portugal after Manchester United departure

CNN  —  Two days after his turbulent departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo will begin his World Cup campaign with Portugal and look to put events from the last week-and-a-half behind him. Portugal faces Ghana at Stadium 974 on Thursday, kicking off what will likely be the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s final World Cup – a trophy … Read more

Twitter Africa employees accuse Elon Musk of discrimination over severance terms

Twitter Africa employees accuse Elon Musk of discrimination over severance terms

CNN Business  —  Laid-off employees at Twitter’s Africa headquarters are accusing Twitter of “deliberately and recklessly flouting the laws of Ghana” and trying to “silence and intimidate” them after they were fired. The team has hired a lawyer and sent a letter to the company demanding it comply with the West African nation’s labor laws, … Read more

Long-lost pigeon species ‘rediscovered’ in Papua New Guinea

Long-lost pigeon species ‘rediscovered’ in Papua New Guinea

CNN  —  A bird thought to be extinct for 140 years has been rediscovered in the forests of Papua New Guinea. The black-naped pheasant-pigeon was documented by scientists for the first and last time in 1882, according to a news release from nonprofit Re:wild, which helped fund the search effort. Rediscovering the bird required an … Read more

Ray Hushpuppi: Nigerian Instagram star sentenced to 11 years in prison for money laundering

Ray Hushpuppi: Nigerian Instagram star sentenced to 11 years in prison for money laundering

CNN  —  A Nigerian social media influencer who flaunted a lavish lifestyle of private jets and luxury cars has been sentenced to 11 years in prison over charges related to a multimillion dollar scam that targeted companies in the United States and overseas. Ramon Abbas, known to his millions of Instagram followers as Ray Hushpuppi, … Read more

Davido: Police question nanny of Nigerian music star following death of his three-year-old son

Davido: Police question nanny of Nigerian music star following death of his three-year-old son

CNN  —  Police are questioning a nanny employed by Nigerian music star Davido following the death of his three-year-old son on Halloween. The unnamed childminder was taken in for questioning along with seven other members of the performer’s domestic staff, six of whom have since been released, police have told CNN. Ifeanyi Adeleke, who celebrated … Read more

Nigeria floods: More than 600 killed in worst flooding in a decade

Nigeria floods: More than 600 killed in worst flooding in a decade

CNN  —  The death toll from the worst flooding Nigeria has seen in a decade has passed 600 people, the country’s humanitarian affairs ministry tweeted on Sunday. According to the ministry, more than 2 million people have been affected by flooding that has spread across parts of the country’s south after a particularly wet rainy … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 17: Hearing aids, Ukraine, January 6, Immigration, Nigeria

5 things to know for Oct. 17: Hearing aids, Ukraine, January 6, Immigration, Nigeria

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for overpriced costumes and confiscating unwrapped candy. Halloween is right around the corner and several cities may boast about being the spookiest place in the US – but only three cities have the haunting histories to truly earn the title. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up … Read more

Nigeria floods: Hundreds killed and more than 1.4 million displaced

Nigeria floods: Hundreds killed and more than 1.4 million displaced

Abuja, Nigeria CNN  —  More than 1.4 million people have been displaced and about 500 people have died in some of the worst flooding Nigeria has seen in a decade, the country’s humanitarian ministry said Wednesday. As of Tuesday, “over 1.4 million persons were displaced, about 500 persons have been reported dead, 790,254 persons moved … Read more

Maiden Pharma: Gambia child deaths linked to cough syrups made in India, says WHO

Maiden Pharma: Gambia child deaths linked to cough syrups made in India, says WHO

The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that were suspected of causing … Read more