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Nigerian denied medical care dies in UK detention centre

A Nigerian man has died in a British detention centre after he was denied medical attention despite saying he felt unwell. His family has told UK media The Independent that the Oscar Okwurime, 34, was discovered lying in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre by another detainee last week. Police in the UK say they are investigating the cause of his death which is still unknown. Oscar’s older brother who was only named as Alex told The Independent that his brother was feeling unwell during his first week in the detention…

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Botswana University offers students course on Brexit

Botswana’s top university is offering its students an elective course on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union. The term Brexit has been associated with the UK’s move to leave Europe and students of the University of Botswana will learn about this. The course has been structured by the history department of the university to enable students understand the crisis. It will be called ‘Modern Britain’ with students getting the chance to “study the crisis” as it happens, according to a notice from the university. But students will not…

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UK hit by major power cuts, homes and transport affected

Nearly a million people have been affected by a major power cut across large areas of England and Wales, affecting homes and transport networks. National Grid said it was caused by issues with two power generators but the problem was now resolved. Blackouts were reported across the Midlands, the South East, South West and North East of England, and Wales. Hundreds of people were stranded at King’s Cross station as trains were delayed and cancelled. Traffic lights in some areas also stopped working. The Department for Transport, said: “Today’s power…

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Nigerian student drowns in UK’s Thames River

A 23-year old Nigerian-born student living in the UK, Jonathan Adebanjo has reportedly drowned in the Thames River. Adebanjo, an art student was studying at Camberwell College of Arts, London. He was reported missing while swimming with friends at Shadwell Basin on Tuesday. Adebanjo is among three persons reported missing after drowning in similar manner. Rescuers pulled his body from the Thames on Wednesday 16 hours after he had gone missing. Earlier a 47-year-old swimmer died after drowning in Kingston. Another 26 year old also vanished in the water at…

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Spanish lawyer asks Britain to stop Karake from leaving UK SPECIAL

By Judi Rever     A Spanish lawyer urged British authorities on Wednesday to stop Rwanda’s spy chief from leaving the UK, after a London court rejected a bid to have him extradited to Spain to face charges of terrorism, murder and torture. On Monday, General Karenzi Karake was set free and told he could return home within 48 hours, causing angry scenes by protesters outside the Rwandan embassy in London. “We request that General Karenzi Karake be prevented from leaving the United Kingdom and that precautionary measures imposed against him on…

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UK: A shameful miscarriage of justice

TEN REASONS WHY THE ACQUITTAL OF GENERAL KARENZI KARAKE BYA BRITISH COURT IS A SHAMEFUL MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE By Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa On 10 August, 2015, General Karenzi Karake, the head of Rwanda’s notorious National Security and Intelligence Service was acquitted by a British Court. Rwanda’s Spy Chief had been arrested at London Heathrow Airport on June 20, 2015, on a European Arrest Warrant, in connection with deaths of Spanish and other European citizens. General Karake, represented by Cherie Blair among others, had been released on bail of 1 million…

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Rwandan spy chief extradition case dismissed: UK court

. View photo General Karenzi Karake (pictured) was accused of “crimes of terrorism” linked to the killing of nine Spanish citizens in Rwanda in the 1990s (AFP Photo/) London (AFP) – A court in Britain said Monday it had dropped an extradition case against Rwanda’s intelligence chief.   General Karenzi Karake was arrested on a warrant issued by Spain in June and had been on bail. But following a hearing at a London court, a court official told AFP: “The case has been discharged today (Monday).” Dismissal was allowed under…

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By EMMANUEL NGARAMBE When news broke nearly three weeks ago that General Karenzi Karake, Director General of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, had been arrested in London on charges of mass murder and crimes against humanity in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, many people were understandably caught unawares. The high-profile arrest was very unique. Not only is it rare for a country’s head of intelligence and security services to be arrested in another country, the Rwandan military general’s arrest took place in the staunchly Pro-Kagame United Kingdom.…

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Rwanda reacts to UK arrest of top spy chief Karake: “lunacy”

File photo (2001) of Col Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, in Pweto, Rwanda with UK Col British Army Colonel Simon Caraffi (r) AFP PHOTO/MONUC   By Laura Angela Bagnetto Rwanda’s foreign minister reacted swiftly on social media on Tuesday, saying the arrest of the director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security service was “lunacy”.   Rwanda: Arrest of Emmanuel Karenzi Karake   Listen (03:47)     23/06/2015   “Western solidarity in demeaning Africans is unacceptable!! It is an outrage to arrest Rwandan official based on pro-genocidaires lunacy!” tweeted Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.…

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Britain arrests Kagame’s spy chief on genocide charges: Lawyer Special

BY JUDI REVER   Rwanda’s intelligence chief — indicted by Spain on genocide charges in 2008 — has been arrested in Britain, a Spanish lawyer representing victims in a case of universal jurisdiction said Monday. Emmanuel Karenzi Karake entered the UK more than a week ago and is now under arrest in London, Jordi Palou-Loverdos told Digital Journal.   Palou-Loverdos said confirmation of the arrest came from the Spanish court and Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles early Monday.   “I have received this morning the confirmation from the Spanish court and Judge…

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