Friday, July 3, 2020

Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian town

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Nigerian police say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in...

Outcry in South Africa after woman found stabbed and hanging from tree

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The hashtag #JusticeForTshego has been trending on Twitter in South Africa after the horrific killing of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule. Her stabbed body was found hanging...

Burundi president dies of ‘cardiac arrest’ at 55

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling...

I think George Floyd will change the world – Joe Biden

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Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden has said the late George Floyd will "change the world." Following a private meeting with Mr Floyd's family in...

Global coronavirus death toll passes 400,000; Total infections near 7 million

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Global death toll from the coronavirus has surged past 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 30 percent of those cases, or two million...

Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order

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Madagascar's education minister has been fired over plans to order more than $2m (£1.6m) worth of sweets for schoolchildren. Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be...

Thief falls asleep during operation after breaking into a TV presenter’s house

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A sleeping thief has been handed over to the police in Tanzania after falling asleep during an operation at TV presenter, Farouk Karim’s house. Confirming the incident...

George Floyd: South Africa’s ANC to launch ‘Black Friday’ campaign

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will on Friday launch an anti-racism campaign. It will be a show solidarity with protests in the US...

Kenya leader strips his deputy of powers

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has reorganised his government and stripped his deputy of power sharing privileges. The revised executive order has raised sharp debate in...

Zambian artists refuse to apologise for criticising president

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Zambian musician Brian Bwembya and popular photographer Tukuta Chellah have refused to apologise for condemning President Edgar Lungu and his government on social media. The...