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Three Burundian schoolgirls are facing five years in jail for allegedly drawing on President Pierre Nkurunziza‘s face in their school books. CNN reports that according to Human Rights Watch, the girls, who are all minors, were arrested last week and were on Monday charged with ‘insulting the head of state’. Lewis Mudge, the Central Africa Director at Human Continue Reading
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A Nigerian professor based in Canada, Pius Adesanmi, and former UN and AU Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were among the 157 persons on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed yesterday. Adesanmi, who was popular on twitter for his consistent interventions on the […]Continue Reading
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An Ethiopian Airlines plane has crashed with 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard, minutes after take-off. The plane heading to Nairobi left Ethiopia Sunday morning but according to reports came down within six minutes. A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane had crashed while heading from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The airline’s statement said: […]Continue Reading