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WHO surge team expected in SA

The first team of experts from the World Health Organisation, who will assist South Africa in its fight against Coronavirus, is set to arrive in the country today. A total of 43 senior experts from across the globe, including renowned specialists Dr David Heymann (a seasoned infectious disease epidemiologist and …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa vows to ‘flush out’ opponents

Zimbabwe’s president has vowed to “flush out” his opponents as anger with his government grows over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement. Attempts by “a few rogue Zimbabweans” to destabilise the country in “league with foreign detractors” would be overcome, Emmerson Mnangagwa added. More than 20 people have been arrested since …

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Abducted 2-month-old baby found alive, woman arrested

A 38-year-old Bloemfontein woman who allegedly abducted a two-month-old baby while his mom was fetching medication at a clinic, has been arrested after the child was found on Tuesday. According to police, their investigation led them to a house in Phase 6, in the Bloemspruit area in Mangaung, where they …

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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Coronavirus

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection. “WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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Cops looking for 2 women who allegedly snatched baby

Gauteng police have launched a massive search for two women who disappeared after allegedly snatching an 8-month-old baby girl from her mother in Magaliesburg on Monday. According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, it is alleged that the two women went to the victim’s home in Ga-Mogale, Magaliesburg, and told …

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Couple shot dead, daughter wounded in attack

Two people were killed and one seriously injured when robbers raided a house on an estate near Olifantsfontein, east of Pretoria, on Tuesday. According to a source, a man, his wife and daughter were shot during the attack. Emergency and security services were called to the scene just after 06:00. The …

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Man dies after Benin herbalist defrauds family of N5m

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old Beninoise, Gbese Peter, for allegedly defrauding a Nigerian couple, identified as Mr and Mrs Bamigboye of N5m. Peter allegedly swindled the couple on the pretext of helping them to overcome their spiritual problem and shielding their children from untimely death. The …

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Nurses arrested for child trafficking

Two nurses have been arrested by the police for allegedly trafficking a newly born baby girl in Katsina, Nigeria. According to Gambo Isah, Spokesman of the State Police Command, the nurses identified as Misira Tijjani and Grace Ejigu were arrested on July 28 after a tip-off. They reportedly conspired and …

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Brothers arrested for raping their 13-year-old cousin

Uchechukwu Asuzu, 20, and Bright Ugochukwu, 20, who happens to be brothers have been arrested by men of the Imo state police command, for allegedly defiling their own cousin, Ugochukwu Chigozirim Ehirim, 13, in Ezemanah Ezeamoruo Nkwerre, a community in the state on July 11. Spokesperson of the state police …

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Nigeria urged to review abortion laws

Experts have called for a review of the restrictive abortion laws in Nigeria to protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. They made the call at the weekend during a training for journalists on the Global Gag Rule and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Keffi, Nasarawa …

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UAE Stops Visa renewal for Nigerians

Nigeria’s international woes have increased as Dubai withdraws visa application for the country. Apart from being blacklisted from applying for jobs in some Dubai organisations as well as tourist sites, a latest update has announced all-purpose visas are also on hold. The statement said all visa renewal for Nigerians in …

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