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Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisia’s navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water. The incidents coincided with the launch of joint patrols by the Tunisian and Italian navies to …

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Popular South African singer, Brickz Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Defiling His Virgin Teenage Relative

Popular South African singer, Sipho Ndlovu, widely known as Brickz, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Roodepoort Magistrates’ court sitting in Johannesburg, after being found guilty of raping a 17-year-old relative in 2013. According to report, in his ruling, Magistrate Baloyi detailed testimony from the victim that …

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Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, UN chief urged for 900 extra peacekeepers in CAR

Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the Security Council to beef up the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops. In a report to the council, Guterres said the 12 000-strong Minusca mission had reached its limit and …

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South Africa: Two injured in shooting at Cape Town International Airport

Police on Wednesday said that two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport. Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said that operations at the airport, the second busiest in the country and a tourism hub, were not affected. Naidoo said the motive for the shooting …

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Nigerian Governor Wike Finalizes Plans With Real Madrid For Football Academy in Rivers State

Nigerian Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike met with Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night to finalise the setting up of a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in Rivers State. The governor also met with the leadership of the Real Madrid Foundation as part of the requirements …

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Togo opposition protests to restart; Canada, U.S. issue security alert

The Canadian and United States governments on Tuesday issued security alerts to its citizens ahead of fresh opposition protests in Togo. Opposition parties have called for two days of anti-government protests in the country, starting Wednesday October 18 to Thursday the 19th. Today’s protest means that the opposition coalition is …

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