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How Nigerians were Jailed and ransomed in Libya

It was called “Morning Tea” – a brutal flogging with a hosepipe. Every morning for four months, Seun Femi’s captors beat him at a makeshift prison in Libya. “They would flog my head, my hands, my bum,” says the 34-year-old. “The guard would beat me until he got tired.” Two of Seun’s fingers were broken […]June 22, 20170
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Brazilian Street Vendor Shot Dead By Police

A Brazilian street vendor was shot in the head at point blank range after a dispute between traders and police escalated. Carlos Augusto Muniz Braga, 30, was killed during the confrontation with military police who were investigating the sale of counterfeit goods in west Sao Paulo. Shocking footage, which has recently re-emerged, shows Mr Braga […]June 22, 20170
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Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

US Republicans have won a closely contested congressional election in Georgia seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff. The vacancy arose when Tom Price left to become health secretary. He had won the […]June 21, 20170
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Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say. He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors say they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. In March 2016, 32 people were […]June 20, 20170
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Drug Mules, Smugglers Arrested At Or Tambo

Parliament – Three suspected drug mules and three people suspected of smuggling counterfeit goods into South Africa were nabbed at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg over the long weekend, the South African Revenue Service said on Tuesday. The first arrests were made on Thursday when customs officials “intercepted 10 bags and three boxes […]June 20, 20170
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World Refugee Day – Unhcr, Red Cross Praise Displaced People, Urge Help On World Refugee Day

International refugee agencies on Tuesday praised the world’s 65 million displaced people and appealed to authorities and communities to assist them on the occasion of World Refugee Day. Both the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement released statements in which they called for help […]June 20, 20170
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Nigerian fears terror attacks in London

A woman of Nigerian origin has been speaking of her fear of living in north London following the attack on Muslim worshippers near her home last night. The woman, who only identified herself as Rose, told BBC Focus on Africa that she was scared to take her children out, but she hoped that the community […]June 20, 20170
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Paying bride price for dead wife

A man in Mozambique’s southern province of Inhambane had to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as “lobolo”, for a dead woman at the weekend, Mozambique’s state radio reports. After the woman died due to complications during childbirth, her relatives forced her young partner to pay the “lobolo”, warning that she would not be […]June 20, 20170
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Fighting groups sign truce in Central African Republic

A ceasefire agreement has been signed in Rome between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and rebel groups in the country. The truce, which takes effect immediatel, will see armed groups in the CAR included in the political process in exchange for ending attacks. The agreement was brokered by the Sant’Edigio Catholic Community […]June 20, 20170
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Kenyan journalist to remain in detention

A magistrate in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has ruled that journalist Walter Menya should remain in detention for one more day so that police can complete their investigations. Mr Menya, a reporter with the privately owned Dailty Naion newspaper, was locked up on Sunday for allegedly soliciting a bribe to write a damaging story – a […]June 20, 20170
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Four minors slit 16-year-old’s throat for dating friend’s cousin

Four minors have brutally murdered 16-year-old Jatin for refusing to call off his relationship with his friend’s cousin despite repeated threats in outer Delhi’s Kanjhawala on Friday police have said after arresting the juveniles. Jatin was found with his throat slit in an abandoned house in Kanjhawala on Friday. He had been tied to a […]June 20, 20170
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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system — that had been detected by the space observatory launched in 2009 to scan the Milky Way galaxy. Ten of […]June 19, 20170
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130 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

At least 126 migrants were feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya while trying to make the perilous crossing to Europe, the International Organisation for Migration said today. According to four survivors, the migrants left Thursday from Libya but their inflatable boat sank several hours into the journey, IOM spokesman Flavio […]June 19, 20170
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Gunmen Kill 2 Navy Men, Wound 3 In Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have ambushed a navy vehicle, killing two navy men and wounding three others in the southwestern coastal town of Jiwani. Police official Abdul Hakim says the attackers opened fire on the vehicle late Monday before fleeing the scene. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack in Baluchistan province.June 19, 20170
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Gunmen Kill District Governor In Nimruz, Afghanistan

Gunmen riding on a motorcycle have killed district chief in western Nimruz province of Afghanistan. According to reports, Aqa Mohammad Fazeli, the governor of Chakhansur district was on his way to work in Zaranj, the provincial capital when he suddenly came under attack by the two gunmen on Monday morning. There was no immediate claim […]June 19, 20170
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