Ivankovic talks Croatia, Iran and coaching Oman

Branko Ivankovic was appointed head coach of Oman this year Veteran hoping to pass on his experience with Croatia in new role Coach reminisces about Croatia’s best World Cup results Having coached several clubs in IR Iran, China PR and Saudi Arabia, the Croatian Branko Ivankovic was already an established name in Asian football before taking the helm of the Omani national team at the beginning of this year. Now he is hoping to draw on his extensive experience to lead Oman to a maiden appearance at the FIFA World…

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Nigeria, Lapite’s policies and Saworo-Ide

Jogbo is unstable. Our leaders are looting.The masses are thirstyPeople are starving. Our government shouldwake up(Saworo-Ide, 1999) Post-colonial Nigeria has become a complex forceful contraption where a few corners what belongs to the majority and justify their actions with deceit, force and various silencing mechanisms. Though its handlers claim to be practising democracy, it is a democratic experience which pushes agenda through warped logic and subtle dictatorship. While the creation of the world started with light, Nigeria thrives on generator economy with billions budgeted yearly to service government offices. Regardless…

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Human Rights 

Syria: Bombshell report reveals ‘no clean hands’ as horrific rights violations continue 

The Commission’s 25-page report documented continuing violations by nearly every fighting force controlling territory across the country. It also highlighted an increase in patterns of targeted abuse, such as assassinations, sexual and gender-based violence, and looting or appropriation of private property.   3/7 COI Chair Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro: suffering is compounded by the deepening economic crisis, tightening sanctions and the #COVID-19 pandemic. Calls on Gov of Syria and armed groups to cease #torture, including #SGBV, and release all arbitrarily detained prisoners pic.twitter.com/CD9bLTGNR4 — UN Syria Commission (@UNCoISyria) September 15, 2020 And…

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Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon

Helmut Schon, born 105 years ago today, coached in a record 25 World Cup matches When they lost, Schon didn’t speak to his players the following day ‘The Lanky One’ led West Germany to glory in 1974 Helmut Schon is the most successful national coach in German football history, and one of the most successful ever to grace the beautiful game. He won the FIFA World Cup™ and UEFA EURO, and still holds a World Cup record to this day. He was recognised for his achievements in 1974 with the…

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Human Rights 

UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the importance of democracy for ensuring free flow of information, participation in decision-making and accountability for the response to COVID-19.  Well before #COVID19, frustration was rising & trust in public authorities was declining. Governments must do more to listen to people demanding change. On this #DemocracyDay, let’s seize this moment to build a more equal & inclusive world, with full respect for human rights. pic.twitter.com/slLcYefHep — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 15, 2020 “Yet since the beginning of the…

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Edo 2020: Nigerians Speak on Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s Political Debate

Posted by Nwa Diokpa African News, Featured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State, Uncategorized Monday, September 14th, 2020 Spread the love (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Edo state gears up to vote for a new governor in a few days, Nigerians have taken to the social media to discuss the just concluded gubernatorial debate held on Sunday. The gubernatorial debate was between the two major contenders, Governor Obaseki of the PDP and Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the APC. The debate revealed lots of issues as Pastor Ize-Iyamu stated that…

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Human Rights 

Iran: ‘Secret execution’ of champion wrestler ‘deeply disturbing’ – UN rights experts

The Special Rapporteurs raised the alarm on Monday that Navid Afkari’s execution marks the latest in a series of death penalty sentences handed down in relation to protests in 2018 and 2019. “Such flagrant disregard for the right to life through summary executions is not only a matter of domestic concern”, they said in a statement. “We call on the international community to react strongly to these actions by the Islamic Republic of Iran”. A ‘deeply disturbing’ warning  The rights experts pointed out that Mr. Afkari’s execution was the second…

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Rise to the occasion to tackle injustice, Bachelet urges Human Rights Council

Addressing the Council on the opening day of the session, Ms. Bachelet also appealed for global solidarity to confront COVID-19, just as the World Health Organization (WHO) announced more than half a million new cases of coronavirus infection, including more than 307,000 on Saturday alone, a record daily figure. No country spared pandemic “The world has rarely experienced a simultaneous, global shock as complex as COVID-19,” she said. “No country has been spared, yet the pandemic’s medical, social and economic consequences vary widely. I am convinced that for countries across…

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Journalism under fire: UNESCO raises alarm over surge of attacks on media workers covering protests

In its new report, Safety of Journalists Covering Protests – Preserving Freedom of the Press During Times of Civil Unrest, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural agency (UNESCO) said that between January and June this year, journalists have been increasingly attacked, arrested and even killed. Launching the report, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay underscored that the freedom to inform citizens on the causes of unrest and the response from State authorities, are of vital importance for democracies to thrive. “Journalists have a critical role in reporting and informing audiences on protest…

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Human Rights 

Journalism under fire: UNESCO raises alarm over surge of attacks on media workers covering protests

In its new report, Safety of Journalists Covering Protests – Preserving Freedom of the Press During Times of Civil Unrest, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural agency (UNESCO) said that between January and June this year, journalists have been increasingly attacked, arrested and even killed. Launching the report, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay underscored that the freedom to inform citizens on the causes of unrest and the response from State authorities, are of vital importance for democracies to thrive. “Journalists have a critical role in reporting and informing audiences on protest…

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