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Caribbean chaos costly for England

Windies flog England to claim series

Australia will leapfrog Ashes rivals England in the official ICC Test team rankings if they can sweep Sri Lanka in the current Domain Test series.

England’s horror Test campaign in the West Indies, where they have surrendered the Wisden Trophy with two massive defeats, means a victory to the Australians in the second Test in Canberra will see them move into the fourth and England slip to fifth in the Test team rankings.

Even if England win the third and final Test in St Lucia, Australia will jump ahead of their arch-rivals as long as they defeat Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval.

And if the maiden Test in Canberra ends in a draw – rain is forecast for Monday and Tuesday – Australia can still advance in the rankings if the Windies complete a 3-0 series…

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Gang of African teenagers known as the ‘Blood Drill Killers’ causing chaos in Melbourne

Fearsome new African gang known as the ‘Blood Drill Killers’ with links to Apex and Menace to Society may be behind recent Melbourne violence

  • Growing fears of violence with a new youth gang causing chaos in Melbourne
  • BDK stands for ‘Blood Drill Killers’ is made up of African teenagers as young as 14
  • Members have been linked to violent brawls and robberies in recent weeks

Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

Fears of escalating violence have been raised as a new gang filled with teenagers causes chaos across Melbourne.

The gang named BDK, which stands for ‘Blood Drill Killers’, is made up of African teenagers, some as young as 14 years old.

Most of the members are the younger siblings of…

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Commentary: Chaos knows only how to create chaos

Melanius Alphonse is a management and development consultant, a long-standing senior correspondent and a contributing columnist to Caribbean News Now. His areas of focus include political, economic and global security developments, and on the latest news and opinion. His philanthropic interests include advocating for community development, social justice, economic freedom and equality. He contributes to special programming on Radio Free Iyanola, RFI 102.1FM and News Now Global analysis. He can be reached at melanius@newsnowglobal.com

By Melanius Alphonse

In its simplest form, chaos is a state of utter confusion or disorder. Similarly, a mirror is undramatic, a reflection of self, a composite of the image presented. And on a linear structure, this interlaced with dreams and…

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South Africa farm seizures BEGIN: Chaos as first expropriation of white-owned farms starts | World | News

Johannesburg-based newspaper City Press reported owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand (£16.7m) for the land, but that the country’s government were willing to offer them just a tenth of that at 20 million rand (£1.67m).

A letter sent to the owners earlier this year had said: “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.”

Akkerland Boerdery immediately took out an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court had ruled on the issue, but the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs has refused the application.

Annelie Crosby, spokeswoman for the agricultural industry association AgriSA, told City Press: “What makes…

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South Africa risks ‘Zimbabwe-style land chaos’

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Shockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s controversial announcement that the country’s constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

Markets reacted negatively and the currency, the rand, has continued to plummet over the last week.

This is because the plan has invited comparisons with the chaotic land reform programme across the Limpopo River in neighbouring Zimbabwe, which saw scenes of violent evictions of mainly white farmers.

But the move will be welcomed by those tired of waiting for reforms promised when white-minority rule ended in South Africa in 1994.

Nearly a…

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Chaos and controversy envelop Nigerian African championships

Volunteers held signs and flags for the competing nations for the opening ceremonies of the African Athletics Championships in Asaba. © AFP/File / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

ASABA, Nigeria, Aug 3 – The African Athletics Championship in Nigeria have become a source of friction as competitors struggle to reach host city Asaba while some nations have given up and dropped out.

The schedule for the competition, running from August 1-5, has been reworked on a “when can you get here” basis as unhappy athletes have been held up at Abuja and Lagos airports, blocked by visa issues or a lack of flights.

Photos of the athletes sleeping on their luggage at the airports have flooded social media.

Some 400 entrants from 14 countries had to be put up in Lagos hotels. Kenya’s 60-strong team camped at Lagos…

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