Outrage As Police Officer Says Story of Nail-in-the-Head Boy Is Fiction

[Vanguard] He was given N500 to buy two packets of noodles but the money went missing and all his pleas that the money was indeed missing fell on the deaf ears of his uncle, simply identified as Paul. After a thorough beating, the uncle dragged him ups…

[Vanguard] He was given N500 to buy two packets of noodles but the money went missing and all his pleas that the money was indeed missing fell on the deaf ears of his uncle, simply identified as Paul. After a thorough beating, the uncle dragged him upstairs to continue his punishment. Moments later, the uncle ran downstairs in a bid to escape but neighbours, suspecting a foul play, held him after which he was dragged upstairs. Lo and beyond, poor Friday was found lying in the pool of his own blood with a pointed obje

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Murder of Student – Police Threaten Star Witnesses Over New Statement–Family

[Vanguard] The family members of the late Joy Odama, the 200-level mass communication student allegedly murdered in the house of one Alhaji Usman Adamu, have cried out over what they described as an alleged attempt to pervert justice by threatening the…

[Vanguard] The family members of the late Joy Odama, the 200-level mass communication student allegedly murdered in the house of one Alhaji Usman Adamu, have cried out over what they described as an alleged attempt to pervert justice by threatening the star witnesses in the murder investigation to write a new statement changing their earlier position on the matter.

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Confident Zuma Says 8th No Confidence Vote Will Fail, Mocks Opposition MPs

[ANGOP] South African President, Jacob Zuma, has mocked opposition legislators seeking to remove him from office through a vote of no confidence. The embattled president said their eighth attempt will fail as did the others.

[ANGOP] South African President, Jacob Zuma, has mocked opposition legislators seeking to remove him from office through a vote of no confidence. The embattled president said their eighth attempt will fail as did the others.

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Luanda, Huambo Dominate Registrations for Adapted Athletics Championship

[ANGOP] Luanda -Huambo and Luanda provinces, with 24 athletes each, dominate in terms of participations the 18th adapted national athletics championship, in a total of 141 competitors representing 13 provinces that will participate in the event this Sa…

[ANGOP] Luanda -Huambo and Luanda provinces, with 24 athletes each, dominate in terms of participations the 18th adapted national athletics championship, in a total of 141 competitors representing 13 provinces that will participate in the event this Saturday and Sunday, in Coqueiros stadium, in Luanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Sudan Confiscates Copies of Daily Newspaper Akhir Lahza

[CPJ] On June 17, 2017, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services summoned Akhir Lahza’s editor-in-chief Saleh Abdelazim to its offices in Khartoum and told him that copies of the daily Arabic-language newspaper would be confiscated indefinit…

[CPJ] On June 17, 2017, Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services summoned Akhir Lahza's editor-in-chief Saleh Abdelazim to its offices in Khartoum and told him that copies of the daily Arabic-language newspaper would be confiscated indefinitely, according to the newspaper's managing editor Luay Abdelrahman and news reports.

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Website Director Held in Solitary Confinement Pending Trial

[CPJ] Moroccan security forces on June 6, 2017, arrested Mohamed al-Asrihi, a video journalist and the director of the opposition news website Rif24, from the home of activist Mohsen Athari in the northern town of Trogout, where he was hiding, accordin…

[CPJ] Moroccan security forces on June 6, 2017, arrested Mohamed al-Asrihi, a video journalist and the director of the opposition news website Rif24, from the home of activist Mohsen Athari in the northern town of Trogout, where he was hiding, according to news reports and a statement from Rif24.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

#BetAwards17 – Wizkid Wins Top Category

[Premium Times] Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

[Premium Times] Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted "Best International Act: Africa" at the 2017 BET Awards.

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John Boyega Plans Another Movie in Nigeria

[Daily Trust] John Boyega, whose career got a boost after he played the role of Ugwu in Biyi Bandele’s visual adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s”Half of a Yellow Sun”, has hinted that he has plans for another Nigerian movie. The actor over the ye…

[Daily Trust] John Boyega, whose career got a boost after he played the role of Ugwu in Biyi Bandele's visual adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's"Half of a Yellow Sun", has hinted that he has plans for another Nigerian movie. The actor over the years has landed some big roles, including a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Katheryn Bigelow's upcoming crime drama, Detroit.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bloodshed Mars Burial Of UPND Youth Activist

Police yesterday evening issued a statement suggesting the ruling Patriotic Front supporters could have provoked clashes with their UPND opponents at Lusaka’s Memorial Park burial site. Lusaka mourners were caught up in the fracas with supporters of either side injured … Continued

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Police yesterday evening issued a statement suggesting the ruling Patriotic Front supporters could have provoked clashes with their UPND opponents at Lusaka’s Memorial Park burial site. Lusaka mourners were caught up in the fracas with supporters of either side injured in the process. The UPND were at the sit to put to rest Clance Nalosa Zulu while the PF were putting to rest Amos Chilufya. BELOW IS A STATEMENT BY POLICE SPOKESPERSON ESTHER KATONGO LUSAKA, 24TH JUNE, 2017 Police received four cases of Assault OABH which occurred today on 24th June 2017 around 13:00 hours at memorial park in a confusion between UPND and PF cadres. The names of the victims are Hambote Christopher of chalala, Arnold spatula of unknown residence, Mulungu Jones of Salama Park and Samoa Davies of chalala. All victims sustained head injuries and have since been issued with medical reports. The incident happened when suspected UPND and PF Cadres who were burying their party members started exchanging insults which later resulted into a fight. The first incidence happened on the northern side of memorial park where PF Cadres were burying their member. Police officers were called in but both UPND and PF cadres were accusing each other to have provoked the situation. The second incidence happened when PF Cadres approached memorial park from the wall fence separating memorial park and Old leopard hill cemetery, where UPND members were awaiting the body of their member. The PF cadres started throwing stones at UPND cadres which led to another confusion. A lot of people who had their programs at memorial park got caught up in the fracas. In the process , one motor vehicle belonging to PF was set ablaze. More information will follow as officers are still on the ground. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER The post Bloodshed Mars Burial Of UPND Youth Activist appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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