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Child trafficking syndicate busted – 16 minors rescued

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has busted a syndicate that is allegedly involved in the trafficking of children (minors) across Ghana’s western border for the children to engage in forced fishing activities in Cote d’Ivoire. Four men, believed to be members of the syndicate, were arrested last Tuesday as they …

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Women burn headscarves in Iran anti-hijab protests

Female protesters have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran and have been burning headscarves, after the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws. Demonstrations have continued for five successive nights, and reached several towns and cities. Mahsa Amini died in hospital on Friday …

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Covid-19 pandemic is over in the US – Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over in the US, even as the number of Americans who have died from Covid continues to rise. Mr Biden said that while “we still have a problem”, the situation is rapidly improving. Statistics show that over 400 Americans on average are dying …

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China blocked from Queen’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall

A Chinese government delegation has been banned from attending the lying-in-state of Queen Elizabeth II, the BBC understands. House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is understood to have refused a request for access to Westminster Hall over Chinese sanctions against five MPs and two peers. Queen Elizabeth will lie …

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Religion – the force behind Kenya’s new president

William Ruto, who is being sworn in as Kenya’s new president on Tuesday, is the country’s first evangelical Christian president and is likely to put religion centre-stage while in office after it played a key role in his election victory. The 55-year-old is not shy of publicly professing his faith …

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The life of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain was the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 70 years on the throne in June 2022 with her Platinum Jubilee. Who Was Queen Elizabeth II? Queen Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. She was …

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Charles is the new King of the United Kingdom

At the moment the Queen died, the throne passed immediately and without ceremony to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales. But there are a number of practical – and traditional – steps which he must go through to be crowned King. © NADAV KANDER What will he be …

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Nigeria seizes 7,000 donkey penises for export at airport

Nigeria’s customs service has intercepted 7,000 donkey penises at an airport in the commercial hub, Lagos, that were headed to Hong Kong, according to an official. The animal parts were packed in 16 sacks found in the animal export section, said Sambo Dangaladima, the customs controller at Murtala Muhammed airport. …

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