Africa

Is this the world’s nastiest boss?

Federal Road Safety Corps state commander Ayodele Kumapayi accused the female traffic marshalls of having long hair which is not a crime under any law in Nigeria. Picture: Federal Road Safety Corps A STATE commander of Nigeria’s traffic marshalls decided to punish his women workers by cutting off their long …

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Nearly 100 missing after boat sinks

Around 1,350 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during a dozen rescue operations on April 6, according to the Italian coast guard, which coordinated the rescues with humanitarian groups. The coast guard, Proactiva Open Arms, and Sea Watch took part in the search and rescue operations about 25 kilometres …

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$56 million found inside empty apartment

$43 million has been found in a Lagos apartment A WHOPPING $43 million in US banknotes has been found in an empty apartment in Nigeria’s largest city after a tip-off about a “haggard” looking woman seen coming and going from the up-market unit. Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency seized the cash following …

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Horror bus crash kills 20 children

A number of schoolchildren have been killed when a minibus they were in crashed into a truck and exploded into a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, in South Africa. Picture: Twitter. AT LEAST 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, …

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Schoolboy’s bizarre axe murder story

Henri van Breda arrives at the Western Cape High Court for the start of his trial for allegedly killing his two parents, brother, and wounding his sister, with an axe, in their luxury home. Picture: AFP/Rodger Bosch IN A case that has gripped South Africa, a former Perth schoolboy has …

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‘Axe murderer’ taken to crime scene

Henri Van Breda pleaded not guilty to the murder of his parents and brother, and to the attempted murder of his sister. Picture: AP Photo THE former Perth schoolboy on trial for murdering his wealthy family with an axe has been taken to the South African home where his parents …

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Shark spotter mauled to death

Adrien Dubosc, 28, was bitten in the leg in shark-infested waters off Pointe au Sel, Reunion. Picture: Facebook A TRAINED shark spotter has been mauled to death by one, just two months after his best friend was killed in almost identical circumstances. The Sun reports that Adrien Dubosc, 28, was …

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Bus crash kills dozens of school kids

A bus crash in northern Tanzania has killed dozens of school children. Picture: Twitter. AT least 35 people were killed, most of them young children, after a bus carrying students lost control and crashed in northern Tanzania, police said Saturday. Arusha Region Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said the bus had …

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Boko Haram girls finally set free

A file photo taken last October shows 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram. THE eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities say. The dramatic development came on Saturday after the mass abduction that brought …

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Three questions asked of kidnapped girls

Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from Islamic extremist captivity are seen during a meeting with Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2016. IT’S the night of April 14, 2014. At 11:34pm hundreds of young girls, asleep in their beds, wake to the sound of gun fire. Armed …

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