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Qatar Loses World Cup Opener

Qatar Loses World Cup Opener

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar have made history by becoming the first nation (Since 1930) to lose the World Cup opener crashing 2-0 to Ecuador. Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored a brace in the opening game. Valencia managed to put the ball into the net three times, however, his other goal was disallowed. Initial estimates suggest around 20,000 Qatar supporters left the game at the break. The win takes Ecuador to the pole position in Group A. On Monday, MBC TV will beam another live group A encounter between Netherlands and Senegal from 6 pm. Full fixture for Monday. England vs Iran 3 pm Senegal vs Netherlands 6 pm USA vs Wales 9 pm Records indicate that on July 13, 1930, France defeated Mexico 4 -1 and the United States defeated Belgium 3-0...
Beer Sales Banned At World Cup Stadiums In Qatar

Beer Sales Banned At World Cup Stadiums In Qatar

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Alcohol will not be sold at the World Cup's eight stadiums in Qatar after Fifa changed its policy two days before the start of the tournament. Alcohol was set to be served "in select areas within stadiums", despite its sale being strictly controlled in the Muslim country. Those in corporate areas of stadiums at the tournament will still be able to purchase alcohol. The World Cup starts on Sunday when Qatar play Ecuador. Budweiser, a major sponsor of Fifa, is owned by beer maker AB InBev and had exclusive rights to sell beer at the World Cup. "Following discussions between host country authorities and Fifa, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the Fifa fan festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from...
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Donald Trump has announced his third straight presidential bid, in an extremely rare attempt by a former US leader to recapture the White House after losing an election. The speech, which clocked in at more than an hour, was largely a mix of boasts about his presidential record and attacks on the first two years of Joe Biden's presidency. On display were some of Trump's continued strengths. He has an unmatched sense of which issues are important to grass-roots conservatives, such as immigration and crime. His unpredictable and inflammatory style can drive news coverage and deny the spotlight to his competitors. He has a base of loyal supporters and can motivate typically unengaged Americans to vote. And after four years in office, many of those supporters hold positions of author...
World Bank Has New Country Director

World Bank Has New Country Director

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World Bank has announced its new country director, Nathan Belete responsible for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In a statement, the bank says Belete, an Ethiopian national, has over 25 years experience in developmental profession. He will oversee a portfolio of about $12.5 billion commitment within the four countries. Previously, Belete served on the same post in countries like Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritia and Senegal.
Newly Elected British Minister Liz Truss Resigns

Newly Elected British Minister Liz Truss Resigns

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Liz Truss has dramatically resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in the job. The PM said her successor will be elected in a Tory leadership contest, to be completed in the next week. Tory MPs urged Truss to go after her government was engulfed by political turmoil, following the ditching of most of her economic policies. Her resignation comes after a key minister quit and Tory MPs rebelled in a chaotic parliamentary vote. Truss was elected by the Tory membership in September, but she lost authority after a series of U-turns. In a speech outside Downing Street, Truss said: "I recognise that I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party." Truss said she would remain in post until a successor formally takes over as party leader and is...
UK Fertilizer Company Stole K30 Billion AIP Money

UK Fertilizer Company Stole K30 Billion AIP Money

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The Agriculture committee of Parliament has alleged that a sum of 30 billion Kwacha meant for Affordable Input Program has vanished at the ministry of Agriculture, as there is no clear sight to this yearโ€™s Input Program. Sameer Suleman, Chairperson of the Committee on Tuesday, said the committee is well informed that the ministry has been duped through a dubious deal with a United Kingdom fertilizer company. Suleman said is it sad that the ministry has decided to be quite on the matter, despite being questioned. Suleman said it is unfortunate, that people have already started preparing their fields without any hope of fertilizer as the country doesnโ€™t even know how much fertilizer has been brought in from the 109 billion kwacha that was allocated for AIP. Meanwhile, the co...
Biden To Pardon Those Convicted Of Possesing Marijuana

Biden To Pardon Those Convicted Of Possesing Marijuana

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President Joe Biden announced on Thursday he will issue an executive order pardoning all people convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law, in what amounts to the most extensive White House action taken to date in U.S. drug policy. Biden expanded on his announcement on social media where he laid out a plan to also call for a review of current federal laws surrounding marijuana. "As Iโ€™ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Today, Iโ€™m taking steps to end our failed approach. Allow me to lay them out," Biden wrote. He is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which reflect the vast majority of marijuana possession cases.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially demoted

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially been demoted on the Royal Familyโ€™s website over the weekend in the latest snub for the couple since the Queenโ€™s death. The Duke and Duchess of Sussexโ€™s profile pages were relegated to the bottom of the Royal Familyโ€™s list. The website ranks the senior working family first, such as King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales. Next are the other minor working members of the Royal Family, such as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent. Beneath all of them are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who only sit above the embattled Duke of York โ€“ Prince Andrew.
Chakwera Given 10 Munutes To Address Empty Chairs At UNGA

Chakwera Given 10 Munutes To Address Empty Chairs At UNGA

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The Executice Director of Muvi wa Chilungamo pressure group Bantu Saunders Jumah has blasted Chakwera's UNGA visit as a waste of tax payers money and forex resources, Jumah alleges that Capital Hill has been ordered to release another K101.1 million in addition to K600 million taxpayers money which President Chakwera has used to hire a plane to USA because commodities there are very expensive. Chakwera went to USA with a bowl to beg money for Malawiโ€™s development projects while left the country through a chartered plane charged at US $20,000 for a trip of 22 days. Jumah said African Presidents and their delegations were sleeping in expensive five-star hotels, yet their countries are poor and beggars saying the Europeans are not stupid, they use the media to get the truth that Afr...
<em>Russia set to take-over four Ukraine regions after referendum results</em>

Russia set to take-over four Ukraine regions after referendum results

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Russia is preparing to annex four regions in Ukraine after the results of controversial referendums were made public. The voting to determine whether the regions want to become part of Russia faces serious condemnations from countries. In Zaporizhzhia, the officials announced that 93.11 percent of voters backed the move to join Russia. In Kherson, the authorities said over 87.05 percent of electors declared their support through the ballots. In Lugansk, the officials claimed that more than 98.42 percent voted in favor of the incorporation. In Donetsk, the authorities said the victory was near total with 99.23 percent in favour of annexation. President Vladimir Putin has given an indication the Kremlin was prepared to assume full control of the regions. โ€œSaving people ...