Nigeria outrage at murder of a five-year-old girl

Nigeria outrage at murder of a five-year-old girl

Hanifa Abubakar was allegedly kidnapped outside an Islamic school she also attended The discovery of the decomposing body of five-year-old schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar has triggered shock and outrage across Nigeria, where the hashtag #JusticeForHanifa is trending. The owner of her

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Cultists set Nigerian student ablaze for refusing to join

Cultists set Nigerian student ablaze for refusing to join

A refugee’s skin is damaged after a chemical agent was allegedly fired in close proximity to his face [Courtesy: L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Info Bus, Utopia56 and Legal Shelter] A university in Nigeria has confirmed an incident where a final

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Uruguay star Suarez vows never to visit Africa due to handball against Ghana

Uruguay star Suarez vows never to visit Africa due to handball against Ghana

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has vowed never to visit Africa on his own as he recalled his infamous handball incident against Ghana.  Suarez, in 2010, denied Africa a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time

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Top Kenyan pop star comes out as gay

Top Kenyan pop star comes out as gay

A member of Kenya’s afro-pop band Sauti Sol has come out as gay. Chimano’s public declaration came as he explained the idea behind his new song, Friday Feeling, in which he featured members of the LGBT community. “No hiding anymore,”

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Burkina Faso president dissolves government

Burkina Faso president dissolves government

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has in a decree dismissed Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré and dissolved the government. “The functions of the prime minister are terminated, the government is dissolved,” a presidential decree said. There is

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MTN to make Covid vaccines mandatory for staff

MTN to make Covid vaccines mandatory for staff

Africa’s largest mobile phone company MTN has announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for its staff from January but it will give exemptions on “certain clearly defined grounds”. “For those staff who are not exempt from vaccinations either through risk assessment or

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DR Congo president’s ex-aide returns home from jail

DR Congo president’s ex-aide returns home from jail

The former chief of staff of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi, Vital Kamerhe, has returned to his residence after being granted a provisional release. His aide is quoted by local media as saying that he was fine

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Uganda army angry over US sanctions on military spy chief

Uganda army angry over US sanctions on military spy chief

The Ugandan army has protested against the financial sanctions imposed on Major General Abel Kandiho, the country’s head of military intelligence. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces said in a statement on Tuesday that the sanctions had been imposed without due

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More than 100 killed in Sudan’s West Darfur clashes

More than 100 killed in Sudan’s West Darfur clashes

An archive photo show a camp for the displaced in Darfur BBCCopyright: BBC More than 100 people have been killed following days of ethnic clashes in West Darfur state in Sudan. Fighting between Arab tribesmen and fighters from the African

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A surgeon in Austria has been fined after amputating the wrong leg of a patient earlier this year.

A surgeon in Austria has been fined after amputating the wrong leg of a patient earlier this year.

The elderly patient’s right leg was removed instead of his left, with the mistake only discovered two days later. On Wednesday, the court in Linz found the 43-year-old guilty of gross negligence and fined her €2,700 (£2,296). The widow of

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