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Princess Latifa, the captive daughter of Dubai’s ruler, has appealed to UK police to re-investigate the kidnap of her older sister from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago. Latifa told Cambridgeshire police this could help free Princess Shamsa, who was captured on the orders of their father. Shamsa, who was just 18 then […]

Social media giant Facebook has banned Myanmar’s military and its affiliates from its platforms. The company said it acted after deciding “the risks of allowing the Myanmar military on Facebook and Instagram are too great. The military has used Facebook to boost its claim of voter fraud in the 2020 election as half of Myanmar’s […]

The victims of the Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) Aircraft that crashed in Abuja last Sunday have been laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, with full military honours. Family, friend’s top military brass and government functionaries were at the national military cemetery in Abuja, to pay their last respect. […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta are to launch a call to action today to raise 5 billion dollars for educating the most vulnerable children around the world. The two leaders who will also announce plans to co host a major education summit in the UK in the middle of […]

The territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has erupted again with the heaviest clashes in years. At least 23 people were reported to have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians. When it broke […]

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 57 percent of Nigerian children under the age of five years, don’t have birth certificate. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu, stated this in Awka during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities in the […]

A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US base in Kenya. Farhan Mohamud Hassan was also convicted of being a member of al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate headquartered in Somalia. Its fighters cross the border into Kenya to carry out […]

The head of Libya’s internationally-recognized government in Tripoli, Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, has announced his intention to step down by the end of October. He made the announcement in a televised address, saying he wants to hand authority to a new executive authority to be chosen in planned talks between Libyan factions in Geneva next […]

The Eritrean government has released on bail more than 20 prisoners who had been in detention for years because of their faith. The prisoners from Christian evangelical and Pentecostal denominations are among those being held in a prison outside the capital, Asmara. In Eritrea only four religious groups are officially recognized -Christian Orthodox, Catholic Church, […]

The US says it has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers who have been deemed to be a security risk. The move follows a proclamation by President Donald Trump in May aimed at Chinese nationals suspected of having ties to the military. He said some had stolen data and intellectual […]


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