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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cuba Denies Reports that Jihadists Released Kidnapped Slave Doctors

Cuba’s communist regime denied reports on Thursday that two of its slave doctors captured by the Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab are free following reports across international media that they had been released. The two doctors, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández were kidnapped during a road ambush by Al-Shabaab jihadists in Mandera, Kenya, in April…

Zimbabwe Frees Tortured Journalist, Bans Him from Social Media, Takes His House

Zimbabwe’s high court released investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on bail on Wednesday after he spent six weeks in jail for his support of an anti-government protest, New Zimbabwe reported. Chin’ono, 49, was released on $10,000 bail pending trial on charges of inciting public violence after he tweeted his support for an anti-government demonstration this summer. He…

Nigerian Lawmakers Debate ‘Chopping Off the Genitals’ of Rapists

Nigeria’s legislature on Wednesday advocated for stricter penalties for perpetrators of sexual assault, including “chopping off the genitals” of convicted rapists, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported on Thursday. The number of sexual violence cases reported across Nigeria has surged in recent weeks. Lawmakers convened at the national assembly in the capital, Abuja, on Wednesday to discuss solutions…

Turkey Looks to ‘Expand’ Its Role in Libya After Civil War Victory

Turkey may expand the conditions of its security agreement with Libya, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday, Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported. On Wednesday, a Turkish delegation including foreign and finance ministers traveled to Tripoli to meet with members of Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). According to Ankara, the talks between the Turkish delegation and…

George Floyd’s Brother Asks United Nations to Investigate U.S. Policing

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, the black man who died last month at the hands of Minneapolis police, is asking the United Nations to investigate policing in the United States for racism and “police brutality.” “The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated…

Overseas Fraud Ring Steals Millions in U.S. Unemployment Funds

A Nigerian fraud ring has allegedly stolen millions of U.S. unemployment benefits meant to help jobless Americans. The complex scheme stole identities from citizens, including social security numbers, to file invalid claims on behalf of workers who may not even be unemployed, the New York Times reported. Federal authorities believe that most of the false…

Pandemic and hunger threaten Africa

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The situation of the new coronavirus on the African continent worsens day after day. Although the pandemic has not yet reached its peak of infection in Africa, the figures remain alarming and without due attention…

Rwanda: Police Kill Two Men Who Attacked During Coronavirus Quarantine

Rwandan police shot and killed two people for defying lockdown orders on Wednesday, as the East African nation attempts to halt the spread of the Chinese coronavirus within its borders. The two men fatally shot had attacked officers while on a routine patrol, according to Rwandan police. The “deceased attacked and wrestled to the ground…

Mob Beats Kenyan Man to Death Believing Him to Have Coronavirus

A man in Kenya suspected of suffering from the Chinese coronavirus was beaten to death by a group of youths on Thursday as he made his way home. The 35-year-old man, identified as George Kotini Hezron, was walking home from a bar he had visited in Msambweni, a fishing village popular among tourists for its beautiful sandy beaches, when…

China steadily continues to promote influence on African continent

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… Every day the news about Chinese investments in the Africa are highlighted in newspapers around the world. On the one hand, western critics believe that Beijing is seeking to expand its area of…
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