Nigeria Won’t End Kidnapping Without Making Risks Outweigh Rewards

[The Conversation Africa] Kidnapping is an ancient crime dating back to 17th century Britain when infant children of rich families would be “napped” (caught in their sleep) and taken away for ransom. The first major case of kidnapping reported in the U…

[The Conversation Africa] Kidnapping is an ancient crime dating back to 17th century Britain when infant children of rich families would be "napped" (caught in their sleep) and taken away for ransom. The first major case of kidnapping reported in the US was that of four-year old Charley Brewster who was lured away in Pennsylvania in 1874 by two strange men with the promise of candy and fireworks. The men later sent ransom notes to the boy's father through the post office. His father didn't pay, the boy was never found.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Appeal Court Judge Withdraws From Patience Jonathan’s $5.7 Million Forfeiture Suit

[Premium Times] The suit seeking to stop the forfeiture of $5.7 million and N2.4 billion to the federal government by Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Wednesday stalled at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division.

[Premium Times] The suit seeking to stop the forfeiture of $5.7 million and N2.4 billion to the federal government by Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Wednesday stalled at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Family Loses 3 Members Including Twins After Fire Ravages Home

Three members of the same family have been burnt to ashes after their house caught fire in Kalulushi. According to information obtained from local officials, the fire was caused by a candle. The owner of the house which was burnt … Continued

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Three members of the same family have been burnt to ashes after their house caught fire in Kalulushi. According to information obtained from local officials, the fire was caused by a candle. The owner of the house which was burnt down on Tuesday has been identified as Annie Kobe. Kobe reportedly went to spend the night at a funeral leaving behind young twins and a 25 year old woman in the house, which caught fire as a result of a candle. Kalulushi district police state that the fire started around 04:00 hours. The post Family Loses 3 Members Including Twins After Fire Ravages Home appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Suzete’s Battle – Women’s Rights in Mozambique

[Al Jazeera] True gender equality might seem a remote dream. However, in Mozambique, small steps are being made in the fight for women’s rights thanks to the passion and determination of women like Suzete Sangula.

[Al Jazeera] True gender equality might seem a remote dream. However, in Mozambique, small steps are being made in the fight for women's rights thanks to the passion and determination of women like Suzete Sangula.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

[Maka] Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caes…

[Maka] Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family's apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Music Key Element of Z’bar Festival

[Citizen] Zanzibar -Twenty years after the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) was founded, music and performing arts remain an integral part of the event. This is quite different from what happens at other film festivals across the world such …

[Citizen] Zanzibar -Twenty years after the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) was founded, music and performing arts remain an integral part of the event. This is quite different from what happens at other film festivals across the world such as the Cannes and Toronto festivals.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania