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30 Year-old-man locked up in his parents’ garage

A Nigerian man has been rescued from the garage of his parents’ house in the northern city of Kano, where he had been locked up for three years, police say. Ahmed Aminu, 30, was discovered after a police raid on the family’s residence. Neighbours had alerted a local NGO about …

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Son of former president jailed for 5 years

The son of Angola’s former president has been jailed for five years for fraud from when he was head of the oil-rich country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. José Filomeno dos Santos, 42, was accused of trying to embezzle up to $1.5bn (£1.1bn) while overseeing the $5bn fund from 2013 to 2018. …

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Tanzania opposition party office ‘firebombed’

Tanzania’s opposition Chadema party office in the north-eastern town of Arusha has been “firebombed”, according to its leader Tundu Lissu. Mr Lissu said the office was destroyed on the eve of his visit to the town on Friday. He has termed the act as “terror and intimidation”. The politician said …

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Catholic priest impregnates 30 Roman Sisters

Pope Francis has confirmed reports for the first time that a particular Malawian Diocesan impregnated 30 nuns. According to Pope Francis, he revealed that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns and that some priests have been suspended on several occasions. Specifically, several examples came from …

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Eskom | Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Friday

Power utility Eskom says that it will continue stage 2 load shedding on Friday (14 August) as it faces continued capacity constraints. This follows the introduction of stage 2 load shedding on Thursday due to unplanned breakdowns. “Eskom has successfully returned four generation units to service today. This, however, is …

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19-year-old Ugandan student contests presidency

A 19-year-old Ugandan, Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa, is hoping to make history by unseating the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming presidential elections. Mr Kaweesa has picked nomination papers to vie for the presidency in the general election to take place next year. He joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi …

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Islamic court sentences Nigerian rapist to death

An Islamic court in the Nigerian city of Kano has sentenced an elderly man to death for raping a 12-year-old girl. In recent weeks, there has been increasing public outcry and street protests by activists against rape cases across Nigeria. A spokesperson for the judiciary in Kano state told the …

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