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16 August 2018 6:12 PM 17 000 displaced by conflict in western Niger: UN

More than 17 000 people have been displaced by violence in western Niger's Tillaberi region, which has been hit by jihadist incursions from neighbouring Mali, the United Nations said on Thursday. In January, only 540 people in the region were registered as internally displaced, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. The tally 22

16 August 2018 1:02 PM Man United angrily deny Mourinho-Pogba bust-up

Cape Town - Manchester United angrily denied claims that manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Paul Pogba were involved in a training ground bust-up. The Sun reported that the two had been involved in an angry exchange where Mourinho had ordered Pogba to hand in a transfer request if he wanted to leave the club "again". The publication went on to claim 18

16 August 2018 9:24 AM Thomas, Froome go head-to-head at Tour of Britain

London - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and the man whose crown he took in July, Chris Froome, will compete in next month's Tour of Britain rather than the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana. Both riders have rarely graced their home Tour in the past decade, Thomas finishing seventh last year in what was his first appearance 21

16 August 2018 4:12 AM Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday. "A total of 2 100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths," said Hippolyte Mutombo Mbwebwe, health minister in the eastern Kasai region. Ten more cases 20

15 August 2018 9:44 AM Zidane keen on replacing Mourinho at Man United

Cape Town - Reports in France are suggesting that multiple Champions League winning coach Zinedine Zidane is already plotting a move to the Premier League. According to L'equipe, Zidane who has lifted the Champions League with Real Madrid over three consecutive years is already eyeing a return to management in the Premier League with Manchester United 23

14 August 2018 2:50 PM Klopp chuffed with Liverpool's midfield trio

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his midfielders Naby Keita, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum after thrashing West Ham United 4-0 on Sunday. The Reds ran riot at Anfield in their Premier League opener against a new-look Irons outfit as Sadio Mane netted a brace for the hosts while Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge 20

13 August 2018 9:43 AM JUST IN: Unions accept wage deal to end Gautrain strike

The United National Transport Union has agreed to a wage deal with the Gautrain which will end the two-week long strike. Officials told a mass meeting at the Gautrain Midrand Depot on Monday that they had agreed to an 8% wage hike across the board following marathon meetings over the weekend. UNTU is affiliated with trade union federation Fedusa, and claims 28

08 August 2018 3:57 PM Modric returns to training amid doubts over future

Madrid - Luka Modric returned to training at Real Madrid on Wednesday along with five other World Cup players, against a background of contradictory rumours about his future. One Spanish sports daily, AS, reported that the midfielder who led Croatia to the World Cup final was subject to a big bid from Inter Milan, while a competing newspaper, Marca said the 32-year 31

07 August 2018 3:55 PM Union revises wage demands as Gautrain strike continues

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Tuesday revised its wage demand for Gautrain workers, as the strike entered its ninth day. According to the new demand, the union wants a 9% basic salary increase across the board, a housing allowance of R1 400 , a 9% increase to the travel allowance and incentive bonuses of R15 000. The Bombela Operating 28

06 August 2018 12:18 PM Ronaldo's Juventus debut to be streamed live

London - Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Italy's Serie A and Spain's La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both leagues 26