NIGHT OF TERROR

All through the tense drive that dark night, she thought that she and her two daughters would be killed and dumped by the three gunmen who had kidnapped them after church. But while the women were not murdered, what the criminals did to them was akin to death, if not worse. “I was coming from

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Nigeria: Nigeria Offers Artisanal Miners Up to N100 Million 20-Year Loan

The government encourages artisanal miners to form cooperatives to ease access of government financing and provision of equipment. The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has urged artisanal miners to expand their frontiers by registering with cooperative societies. This according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekun Adegbite, will enable them to access

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Nigeria: Media Groups Strategise On Implementation of Self-Regulation Platform for Journalists

The proposed Ombudsman system will also help to stave off government’s stifling regulatory moves and attack on free press. Major media organisations in Nigeria have mapped out a strategy on how to implement a self-regulatory mechanism to check ethical and professional breaches by journalists. The proposed Ombudsman system will also help to stave off government’s

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IRCC to implement internal changes based on the Gender Based Analysis Plus audit

Published on November 26th, 2022 at 08:00am EST CIC News has obtained an internal memorandum from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) containing recommendations based on the most recent Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA) audit, released by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). The audit determines if government departments are using GBA when implementing

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Arthur Hanlon Returns With ‘Piano y Mujer II,’ Featuring Ivy Queen, Ha*Ash, Catalina García, Debi Nova & Lupita Infante

Arthur Hanlon does it again. After thrilling audiences with his 2021 HBO Max special Piano y Mujer, the “gringo with a Latin soul” returns in time for the holidays with Piano y Mujer II, along with a diverse group of Latin female stars that includes reggaetón queen Ivy Queen and Mexican sibling duo Ha*Ash. Explore

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Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Trains 3,700 Teachers Ahead of History Reintroduction in Schools’ Curriculum

Stakeholders have intensified calls for the government to re-introduce the subject into the nation’s education curriculum since its removal in the 2009/2010 academic session. The Nigerian government has commenced training of 3,700 teachers of History as part of a process to reintroduce the subject into basic education curriculum in the country. History as a subject

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Netanyahu: New Government Will ‘Preserve Israeli Democracy and Israel’

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s presumed prime minister-to-be, pledged on Monday to preserve democracy and to reach a “broad” consensus on legislation as he forms a coalition government composed of four factions.Netanyahu, the leader of the Likud political party, is expected to build a 64-seat governing coalition with members of three other parties: the ultra-Orthodox Shas, the

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Geoff Wonfor, Director of Beatles ‘Anthology,’ Dies at 73

Released in the mid-1990s, “The Beatles Anthology” was an authorized, multimedia project. Geoff Wonfor, a Grammy-winning British filmmaker who directed the Beatles’ acclaimed “Anthology” documentary series and worked on the 1980s music program “The Tube” as well as several projects with Paul McCartney, has died at age 73. Explore See latest videos, charts and news

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After ‘Embracing the Darkness’ & Confronting K-Pop Concerns, VERIVERY See Breakout Hit ‘Tap Tap’ as ‘A Fresh Start’

While making your debut into the K-pop industry is a battle in and of itself, carving your place in it is another conversation entirely that VERIVERY found required a series of experimenting and ultimately confronting harsh realities about themselves and their futures. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and

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South Africa: Tension Over Electricity Between Families in Shacks and Government Housing in Kariega

Wires swing like washing lines from the bungalows to the shacks Elderly people and people with disabilities living in bungalows in Gunguluza in Kariega say they are battling with illegal electricity connections from the neighbouring informal settlement. They say they are too scared to prevent the connections. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently installing

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‘Gap’ in App Store Rules Endanger Reproductive Data, Top Law Enforcement Chiefs Say

View of the Apple Store on Rosenstrasse in Munich.Photo: Frank Hoermann/Sven Simon (AP)Attorneys general in nine states and the District of Columbia are urging Apple this week to introduce new App Store requirements designed to safeguard sensitive health data linked to reproductive care.In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the dozen chief law enforcement

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Luv FM’s Emmanuel Bright Quaicoe selected for MFWA Climate Change Journalism Fellowship

Luv FM’s journalist, Emmanuel Bright Quaicoe is the only Ghanaian among ten journalists selected for the 2022 Climate Change Journalism (CCJF) of the Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA).The maiden edition of the Fellowship received over 400 applications from 11 West African countries, of which five males and five females were selected through a highly

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NFL’s Jamal Anderson Confident H.S. QB Will Get Another Scholarship Despite N-Word Use

Ex-NFL Star Jamal Anderson N-Word Use Won’t End H.S. QB’s Career … Confident He’ll Get Another Scholarship 11/23/2022 12:15 AM PT TMZSports.com A top H.S. quarterback recruit’s use of the n-word will not spell the end of his football career … so says ex-NFL star Jamal Anderson, who tells this publication Sports he’s confident the teen

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Africa: How Can AfCFTA Grow Africa’s Manufacturing and the Resultant U.S.$560 Billion in Exports Earnings?

By Simon W. Nderitu With the right policies and support, manufacturing can single-handedly transform the continent’s outlook in the shortest possible time. The promises brought about by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are immensely appetizing and very appealing. It’s not surprising, therefore, that most African countries quickly accented to the agreement within the

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Ghana: Ghana Digitised Its Address System

analysis By Louis Kusi Frimpong, Matthew Abunyewah, Seth Asare Okyere and Stephen Kofi Diko Smart urbanism is about using digital technologies to address urban problems. Across the continent, digital technologies and smart initiatives have been applied in myriad ways, including crime control, urban planning and traffic management. It hasn’t always worked, however. Sometimes these initiatives

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Elon Musk Tweets Defense of Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man in Ferguson, Missouri

Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri following the killing of Michael Brown at the hands of police.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)Elon Musk tweeted a defense of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown—an unarmed Black man in Ferguson, Missouri back in 2014—early Wednesday

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Bieber Ring in the Model’s 26th Birthday In Tokyo

“Obsessed with everything about you,” Justin wrote on social media.  Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/GI for The Met Museum/Vogue Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber are living

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South Africa: Police Could Do Far More to Make South Africa Safer

The South African Police Service must be strengthened, as should partnerships with others performing local safety functions. Rising levels of murder and robbery, gender-based violence, embedded organised crime and police corruption characterise South Africa’s crime crisis. Can the country’s system of policing and safety be fixed? And if so, how? Our continuing reference point for

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Africa: Scientists Uncovered the Structure of the Key Protein for a Future Hepatitis C Vaccine

The hepatitis C virus, or HCV, causes a chronic liver infection that can lead to permanent liver scarring and, in dire cases, cancer. It affects around 71 million people worldwide and causes approximately 400,000 deaths each year. While treatments are available for HCV-related infections, they are expensive, hard to access and do not protect against

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Britain’s King Charles III hosts South Africa president for first state visit of his reign

Britain’s King Charles III on Tuesday welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London for the first state visit of his reign. After the two men inspected the guard of honour together, they travelled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession escorted by mounted soldiers from the Household Cavalry. Climate change, trade, and the Commonwealth

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Africa: COP27

Sharm El Sheikh — After a tense impasse and many hours of negotiations, almost 200 countries struck a deal to set up a loss and damage fund to assist nations worst hit by climate change – a demand considered not-negotiable by the developing countries. COP27 was extended by a day after negotiators couldn’t agree on

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How MLB’s new rules —

7:00 AM ETAlden GonzalezCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN baseball reporter. Covered the L.A. Rams for ESPN from 2016 to 2018 and the L.A. Angels for MLB.com from 2012 to 2016.Jesse RogersCloseESPN Staff WriterJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Major League Baseball will look appreciably different in 2023, when pitch clocks are implemented

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UN: Ukraine Barely Escaped Disaster After Russian Shelling Of Nuclear Plant

The IAEA said that “powerful explosions” rocked Europe’s largest nuclear power plant over the weekend. The watchdog said Ukraine barely escaped disaster after the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant. IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said, “We were fortunate a potentially serious nuclear incident did not happen,” he said, describing the situation as a “close call.”

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See an Exclusive Clip From Good Night Oppy, a New Doc About the Mars Rover That Defied the Odds

An artist’s conception of the Opportunity rover on Mars.Illustration: Courtesy of Prime VideoOften, the public only turns its gaze to space missions during the spectacular moments: launches and landings, mostly. But Mars rovers maintain a special place in our hearts, as they toil millions of miles from home, sending us updates and images over the

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‘Vague Wording, Unguided Powers’: Experts on New Draft Digital Data Protection Bill

Mumbai: From setting up a committee in 2017 to subsequently going through innumerable drafts and consultations, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Friday, November 18, released its fourth version of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2022. The 24-page draft, open to public feedback until December 17, is a noticeably shrunken

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Congolese in Rwanda share their experiences as tensions between the two countries remain high

As the attempts to restore peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the East African Community regional leaders continue, rebels from the March 23 Movement have advanced to capture territories in the eastern DRC. The Congolese government still claims Rwanda is orchestrating the clashes between the two countries by supporting the M23 rebels.

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Ligue 1’s Top Clubs Join Forces to Build FFC and Enter the World of Football Metaverse on Web3

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2022 / Many top football clubs in Ligue 1 have deployed the metaverse collaboratively. They established the League of France Football Club, hoping to expand the influence of the league clubs. Meanwhile, they wanted to enhance fan stickiness, as well as the deep connection between football culture and

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West Africa: French-Speaking Countries Begin Tunisia Summit Focused On Economy

The world’s French-speaking countries gathered in Tunisia on Saturday for talks focused on economic cooperation, more than a year after President Kais Saied began an internationally criticised power grab. The two-day meeting and an associated economic forum will officially focus on technology and development, but it is also an opportunity for Western and African leaders

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Leaders of French speaking countries meet in Tunisia for international summit

Representatives of the world’s French-speaking countries gathered in Tunisia on Saturday for talks focused on economic cooperation. The 18th summit of the International Organisation of Francophonie  comes more than a year after the country’s president Kais Saied began an internationally criticised power grab. Tunisia is confronted by a deep economic crisis which has pushed a

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Trent Reznor on Desire to Bail on Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover: ‘We Don’t Need the Arrogance of the Billionaire Class’

The Oscar-winning composer of ‘The Social Network’ shares his feelings about the state of Twitter and why he’s ready to deactivate: “For my mental health, I need to tune out.” Trent Reznor attends the 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclay’s Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City.

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Africa: Women on the Frontlines Show Solutions to the Climate Emergency #AfricaClimateHope

Sharm el-Sheikh — As the world warms, the effects of climate change will not be felt equally by all Women bear the brunt of the the climate emergency by carrying the burden of environmental, economic, and social shocks, yet are excluded from decision-making due to pervasive and entrenched gender inequality. In the wake of extreme weather and other climate

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Africa: Joint Action Plan for Promoting One Health Launched at COP27 #AfricaClimateHope

Sharm el-Sheikh — Africa’s public health systems with often poor infrastructure are overburdened as well as lack the necessary equipment and medication to treat patients The climate crisis together with extreme weather has created conditions conducive to outbreaks of infectious diseases such as new breeding sites for malaria, dengue fever, and other diseases. This has

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Missing Employees, a Billion-Dollar Loan, and Emoji Payments: The 9 Most Batshit Revelations From FTX’s Bankruptcy Filing

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images)Once upon a time, the cryptocurrency exchange FTX was a jewel of the web3 world. Now, in the span of a week, its reputation has transformed from shooting star to sinking ship. After admitting to mismanaging large amounts of customer money, the exchange’s founder and CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried (also known by

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