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Nigeria Quiet over killing of Four in Indonesia

Nigeria Quiet over killing of Four in Indonesia

Over 12 hours after four Nigerians were executed in Indonesia, the Nigerian government is yet to make an official statement over their killing. This is despite the fact that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan had pleaded with the Indonesian government to spare the lives of the Four Nigerians who were found guilty of drug

Protest Rocks US City Over Death Of Black Man

Baltimore, a city in Maryland, United States, has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A weeklong curfew has been announced and as many as 5,000 National Guard troops could be deployed, according to state officials. Freddie Gray, An African American

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Hits 3,600

Two days after it struck, the casualties in the Nepal earthquake have risen to 3,617.  Aside from that, over 6,500 people have been confirmed injured. Even then, officials have warned that the casualty rate could go up, even as rescue teams reach remote mountainous areas of western Nepal. The massive earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitudes was

South Africa: Zulu King Pleads For Calm

Following the increasing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has appealed for calm. The King had been accused of fueling the attacks, which have killed at least seven people, after saying foreigners should “go back to their countries.” More than 300 people have been arrested in the unrest. Thousands packed

2015 Black Heritage Festival Kicks Off in Lagos

The 2015 Lagos Black Heritage Festival, LBHF, has kicked-off in grand style at the Freedom Park, Lagos. The seven-day event will be a manifestation of several cultural activities from within and outside Lagos State. Inspired by the spirit of convergence for which Lagos remains pre-eminent, the Lagos Black Heritage Festival celebrates African creativity within a

Iraq Recaptures Over Quarter Of ISIS Territory

The Iraqi government has reclaimed more than a quarter of its territory earlier captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, since the US-led coalition air campaign began in August 2014, a Pentagon spokesman says. ISIS took over large swathes of northern and western Iraq in June 2014. The announcement comes ahead of

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