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Gambia: Former spy chief and four others sentenced to death

– – A former intelligence chief, Yankuba Badjie, and four other security agents have been sentenced to death by a local court. The local court judge sentenced the five to death for the killing in 2016 of a political activist in the final days of brutal rule under former President Yahya Jammeh. Yankuba Badjie was officially charged in 2017 with… Read More
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Liberia: Eight found dead in flat after a graduation party

– – Police in Liberia are investigating the circumstances under which a young woman and seven others died after party in a flat. The woman and the seven others were found dead in an apartment in the country’s capital Monrovia, following a party to celebrate her graduation from university. Local media reported that the woman, her young daughter and mother… Read More
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Kenyan man who woke up in morgue now dies for real

– – A Kenyan man who “came back to life” in a morgue sparking shock among Kenyans has now been reported dead, according to local media. Last week the man was reported to be critically ill and declared dead but regained consciousness at the morgue. The man called Peter Kigen, 32 had collapsed in his house and was rushed to… Read More
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Man collapses and dies in public vehicle in Kenya

– – A Kenyan man suddenly collapsed and died in a public vehicle in the capital, Nairobi, causing panic among passengers. Passengers aboard the vehicle said they only realized that the man had died when he was asked to give way to another passenger to alight. When the deceased was unresponsive after being asked to give way passengers and crew… Read More
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Nigeria: Man falls and dies while waiting to board flight

A Nigerian passenger on Saturday slumped and died while waiting to board a flight in Lagos airport. Named only as Jude, he died undergoing boarding procedures at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. News Agency of Nigeria reported that the 44-year-old passenger was about boarding an Air France flight when he suddenly slumped. A senior police officer in Lagos,… Read More

Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Is Dead

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, the government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders.   Mr. Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by the white minority government,… Read More