Category Archives: Around The World

 China To Support Africa With $60bn Financing

China’s President, Xi Jinping has announced that China will extend a total of 60 billion U.S. dollars of financing to Africa, during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at the Beijing National Convention Centre on the 3rd of September, 2018. “The financing will be provided in the…

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Policeman Dies After Allegedly Going On Two-Day Drinking Spree

Police in Malindi, Kenya are investigating the death of one of their own who died under unclear circumstances after a drinking spree. According to one of the officers attached to Malindi police station, the deceased who served in Lamu County passed on after drinking alcohol for two consecutive days, the Punch reports. Malindi’s Officer Commanding…

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Three Confirmed Dead In Fresh Soweto Xenophobic Attacks

South African Police on Thursday, confirmed three people were killed during looting in Johannesburg’s sprawling Soweto township. The police also confirmed that 27 people have so far been arrested in the violence, which had a xenophobic component. “I can confirm that two were shot and one was stabbed,” police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said on local…

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Migrants Rejected By Italy Were Tortured And Raped Says UN

African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union last week said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the United Nations (UN) migration agency said on Tuesday. The 150 migrants, mainly Eritreans and Somalis, were rescued in the Mediterranean…

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The Cece Yara Foundation launches Groundbreaking Child Protection Online Directory

The Cece Yara Foundation has launched the Cece Yara Safe Kids Directory – a web based/ online portal which provides information on police stations, State Child Protection Units, medical services, Sexual Assault Referral Centres, free legal services and mental health care at a click of a button. Being the first of its kind in Nigeria,…

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Six Nigerians emerge winners at the British Council Global Future Leaders Connect 2018

Winners from L-R: Mary Dinah, Edwin Oyoma Akpotor, Dolapo Oladayo Olaniyan, David Oluwadiya Ashaolu, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, and Yemisi Christiana Fawibe Six Nigerians have been selected out of eleven finalists for the second cohort of the British Council Future Leaders Connect programme. The eleven finalists pitched their policy ideas at the Nigeria Heat event which…

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US Senator & War Hero, John McCain Dies at 81

Veteran U.S. Senator, John McCain, who had been battling Glioblastoma brain cancer, followed by his family’s order to discontinue cancer treatments, passed on at 81 on the ,25th of August. McCain had been diagnosed last summer. This Glioblastoma brain cancer had also afflicted his long-time friend Sen. Ted Kennedy and Former Vice President of US, Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden. His…

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Nigerian Wanted For 43 Counts Of Domestic Violence In Canada Skips Bail, Wanted By Police

Calgary police are asking for help to locate a 27-year-old Nigerian man wanted on 43 outstanding warrants related to what they say are “serious domestic incidents.” Philip Prince Afolabi is wanted for sexual assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, overcoming resistance by choking, criminal harassment, possession of a weapon for a dangerous…

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