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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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Two Nigerian men arrested with fake South African passports in Thailand

Nong Khai immigration police, Thailand on Monday October 16th, arrested two Nigerian men who were found to be using fake passports. The Nigerian nationals bearing the names Katego Ofentse Makabane and Wayne Junior Shinbambo, both 35, attempted to cross the border to Laos at the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge. They told …

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Kenya: 2-year old girl survives stray bullet wound amidst protests

Two-year-old Mary Shantel was wounded by a stray bullet as opposition protests against a presidential vote re-run raged on in Kenya. According to her mother, Lydia Kageha, she was playing outside the house with her friends when she fell in pain. The child was then immediately transferred to a hospital where a …

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