Manchester United sack coach Jose Mourihno

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Manchester United has sacked its manager Jose Mourinho, following a dismal start to the 2018/19 season.

The English club side announced on Monday, that it was partying ways with the 55-year-old Portuguese gaffer, who has been with the club since 2016.

‘‘The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future,’‘ read part of the statement.

Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.

We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018

The statement added that a new caretaker manager would be appointed to run affairs at the club, until the end of the season.

United are sixth in the table with 26 points from 17 matches. The club is 19 pints behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, who they lost to (1-3) last weekend.

Reactions on social media

With ManUtd 19 points behind LFC after 17 games, with the vast majority of players playing way below their best…and dour football to boot. Given Mourinho was allowed to spend hundreds of millions on those players the split seemed inevitable.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 18, 2018

Mourinho was sacked on December 18th 2015 by Chelsea after losing 3-1 to Klopp's Liverpool.

Today, 18th December 2018, Mourinho gets sacked by United after losing 3-1 to Klopp's Liverpool…— Nãif ➰ (@NaifFCB_) December 18, 2018

Where is that #MourinhoOut party? I'm in the mood to start drinking alcohol NOW!!!!!!!!!

Time to celebrate.— Talkative Rocker (@beewol) December 18, 2018

The after party of Jose’s exit will be at manifestive #Manifestivities18 on Dec 23. Thank you! ????‍♀️

— Juliet Bawuah (julietbawuah) December 18, 2018

I will always love you Mou.❤️❤️ Life happens and somethings have to be.— Juliet Mafua (@julietmafua) December 18, 2018

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Cameroon's freed prisoners demand release of separatists leaders [The Morning Call]

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More than a day after being released from detention centers, some of the people accused of fighting for the creation of an English-speaking state in Cameroon have called for the movement’s leaders to be released if President Paul Biya wants peace in the country.

Their call comes after more than 289 people who had been arrested for attempting to create an English-speaking state, were freed on Friday after President Paul Biya had ordered legal proceedings against them to be stopped a day.

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Science Forum South Africa 2018 [Sci tech]

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The fourth edition of the Science Forum South Africa has been held in Pretoria. The platform saw the gathering of thousands of participants including scientists, policy-makers and students to open up discussion on the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Ignatius Annor was offered a travel grant by the South African Department of Science and Technology as an international media representative for the 3-day event.

He brings you some highlights on this week’s edition of Sci Tech.

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South Sudan gov't protests new US sanctions, calls for dialogue

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South Sudan’s government has protested the decision of the United States to impose fresh sanctions and cut financial aid to the country.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the foreign ministry spokesman Mawien Makol warned that the ‘unjustifiable’ actions of the US government could undermine the implementation of the recent peace agreement.

“The government of South Sudan would like to register its concern and protest in the strongest terms against these unjustified unilateral sanctions, and on other USA statements designed to undermine the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan,” Makol told journalists.

Last Friday, the US Treasury slapped sanctions on an ex-Israel military officer and two South Sudanese nationals, Obac William Olawo and Gregory Vasili, accusing them of fuelling conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

The Treasury also reaffirmed an earlier position by national security advisor John Bolton, that no financial assistance would be henceforth extended to South Sudan, ‘unless its morally bankrupt leaders end their internal fighting’.

READ MORE: United States launches new ‘Prosper Africa’ policy to counter China and Russia

“The decision by the US can only be described as unjustifiable. It comes in the wake of the peace deal. The US should provide support in pursuit of holdout groups to join peace,” Makol said, adding that the country is ready to dialogue with the United States.

“The government of South Sudan has endeavoured to promote dialogue with the government of United States of America, and welcomes any proposals on improving bilateral relations, and requests the US administration to engage in a more positive manner with Juba.”

South Sudan’s homegrown peace deal will not fail – President Kiir https://t.co/F01v4GXy6w— africanews (@africanews) August 4, 2018

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Travel ban: father of dying child pleads with officials to allow mum into the U.S

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The father of a dying child on Monday made a passionate appeal to United States officials to issue a waiver to President Trump’s travel ban.

This will allow the boy’s mother to be reunited with her son in the U.S.

Ali Hassan delivered an emotional speech at press conference in Sacramento.

“Thank you to everyone for being here today. I’m here today because my son Abdullah needs his mother.

My wife is calling me every day, wanting to kiss and hold her son….for one last time. Time is. Time is running out. Please help us get my family together again.

As you know, my wife was denied a return to the U.S. to see her son. My son Abdullah is only two years old. We celebrated his birthday just two days ago. So I am here today for your support and help to bring my family together for the one last time. Thank you”, Hassan said.

His wife is a Yemeni national and thus not allowed into the U.S since the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban from Muslim-majority countries. They include Libya, Somalia, Iran, Syria and Yemen.

“Now we see the Muslim ban’s effect in the most dehumanizing way and we are running out of time. We are calling for the department of state to issue a Muslim ban waiver to allow Shaima, the wife of a U.S. citizen, the mother of a U.S. citizen to hold her child one last time and to allow her to mourn with dignity. We are ready to fly her out at a moment’s notice, as soon as we receive this waiver to fly her out of Cairo to San Francisco…hopefully today”, said Basim Elkarra, Executive Director of the council on American-Islamic relations, Sacramento Valley.

Hassan’s 2-year old son, Abdullah suffers a rare brain disease. He is not expected to survive and the family has postponed removing him from life support so his mother could see him.

No public remarks have been made about the family’s request by the U.S State Department.

Reuters

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Italian police arrest Somali man who threatened to attack Vatican

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Italian police are holding a 20-year-old Somali man who threatened to bomb several churches in the country, including St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

Police told reporters in the southern city of Bari that the man, identified as Omar Moshin Ibrahim, was detained last Thursday and that a magistrate had charged him on Monday with instigating terrorism and supporting terrorism.

Police said Ibrahim was stopped following a month-long surveillance operation as he was about to leave Bari where he worked for a cleaning company.

Investigating terror threats

The investigation, the police officials said, included wiretaps in which Ibrahim was heard telling someone, “Let’s put bombs in all the churches of Italy. Where is the largest church? It is in Rome.”

In another conversation, they said, he was heard praising those who “killed on the path of Allah” and hailing last week’s shooting at the Strasbourg Christmas market in which a gunman killed five people.

Police added that the man used the alias of Anas Khalil and called himself “Yusuf” on social media, and had arrived in Italy in 2016. He was suspected of having been a militant of Islamic State previously.

Italian police have increased security around churches, including St. Peter’s, ahead of Christmas, which draws big crowds to the Vatican area.

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Fifth French “Yellow Vest” Protest Opposes Macron Government

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“Yellow vest” protesters mobilized for a fifth day of action in France on Saturday, facing a new police crackdown and clashes centered in provincial cities, as fewer protesters traveled to Paris.

The interior ministry claimed that some 66,000 people had …

The post Fifth French “Yellow Vest” Protest Opposes Macron Government appeared first on Global Research.

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Mass Demonstration by Los Angeles Teachers

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Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district

The post Mass Demonstration by Los Angeles Teachers appeared first on Global Research.

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