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3-day-old baby found dumped in a bush and covered in soil… yet ALIVE

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A three-day-old baby boy, who was dumped in a bush and covered in soil in KwaDwesi in the Eastern Cape, has been hospitalised, police said on Wednesday.

The baby was discovered after two children playing nearby heard its cries.

“The children were playing in the bushes and found a baby boy who was partially covered in soil. They alerted the police and the baby boy was taken to Dora Nginza Hospital, where he is recovering and cared for,” police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said.

Beetge said police were making appealing to the local community to assist in the identification of the child’s parents.

Anyone with information that could assist the police in this matter should contact Kwadwesi SAPS at 041 405 4700 or 405 8512, or the Kwadwesi station commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Singapphi Sijako on 082 302 5961.

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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral

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Ghana’s social media space – Facebook and Twitter – has been buzzing with a call for the arrest of a police officer for assaulting a nursing mother.

A viral video shows the said officer in what starts like a tussle with the woman in a banking hall. Subsequently, he is seen hitting the woman with an umbrella, punching and slapping her on the face.

Reports indicated that the woman, a client of the savings and loans company, where the incident occured had arrived when the company had closed.

She ostensibly got in despite the close of business and refused to leave till she could withdraw a sum of 250 cedis ($50). Social media users are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer. 

Local media portals also report that the police heirachy has confirmed that a probe had been opened into the alleged incident and that due process was going to be pursued.

The video continues to be widely shared on Facebook with some prominent media personalities joining the calls for justice for the woman.

 

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Trump extends Somali immigrants’ stay in US

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Somalis living in the United States under protected status have been given permission by the Trump administration to remain in the country for at least another 18 months, because of ongoing violence in the North African nation.

At least 500 Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17, 2020, according to a Thursday statement from the Department of Homeland Security. The status grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work while they are in the United States.

 

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