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    Seadogs: It’s shocking that slave trade is ongoing in Africa

Seadogs: It’s shocking that slave trade is ongoing in Africa

The National Association of Seadogs, a humanitarian organisation, has condemned the slave trade in Libya.In a statement, the group said it finds it shocking that despite the abolition of slave trade, the practice is still on-going in Africa.It however lauded the response of the Nigerian government to evacuate all Nigerians trapped in Libya, while calling on the government of other [...]

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    White House: Trump will be medically examined in 2018

White House: Trump will be medically examined in 2018

US President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early in 2018, the White House has confirmed.The US seat of power also said results of the examination will be released to the public.Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary, said Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical center.She added that the test is “scheduled for [...]

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    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

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    Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off

Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off

Liberia’s supreme court has cleared the way for a presidential run-off election.In its ruling on Thursday, the apex court said it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process.The court dismissed a complaint from the third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party, which had said fraud had undermined the first round of voting in October.The judges made [...]

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    World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.Israel is the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "These reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.Abbas also said the [...]

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    Jerusalem: Despite Trump’s declaration, UN insists on two-state solution

Jerusalem: Despite Trump’s declaration, UN insists on two-state solution

António Guterres, UN secretary-general,  on Wednesday said there was no alternative to the two-state solution to the lingering conflict between Israel and Palestinian.Guterres made the remarks in the wake of the announcement by the US President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The UN chief said Jerusalem was an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the [...]

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    Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.The US president on Wednesday announced plans to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.The move, having been widely criticised, may have shattered the hope for peace in the Middle East region."I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said during a press conference [...]

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    EXTRA: Chinese school teaching women ‘unconditional obedience to men’ forced to close

EXTRA: Chinese school teaching women ‘unconditional obedience to men’ forced to close

A school that teaches women to display “unconditional obedience” to men has been closed down by Chinese authorities.According to BBC, Fushun School of Traditional Culture was shut down by the Chinese education bureau due to “violation of socialist core values”.Teachers at the school are said to speak against gender equality, even kicking against self-defense when beaten.The school taught women to [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

The White House in the US and Aso Rock in Nigeria seem to share a common dilemma — pests.According to a report by NBC 4 Washington, hundreds of maintenance work orders reveal that the White House is infested with mice, cockroaches and ants.A maintenance work order is usually created as a follow up to inspections or audits, for building maintenance and/or redecoration.The [...]

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    Libyan govt orders investigation into slave auctions

Libyan govt orders investigation into slave auctions

The Libyan government has absolved itself of blame in the reported human trade market in its country.Civil society organisations had on Thursday stormed the Libyan embassy in Abuja to protest the slave auctions.A report by CNN had revealed that Africans, including Nigerians, were sold as slaves for as low as $400.Reacting in a statement issued on Friday, the Libyan mission [...]

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