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Ghana: Anglican Church probes priest for kissing female students

– – The Anglican Church of Ghana has condemned an incident in which a priest allegedly kissed some female students. It follows a viral video in which Father Obeng Larbi was captured kissing three students of the St. Monica’s College of Education in the Ashanti region. The video shows the priest on stage inviting the three students for a mouth-to-mouth kiss, one after the other, after directing the students to drop their face masks for the kiss. According to a student, Father Obeng Larbi during a service last Sunday decided to kiss…

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Nigeria: Several university students kidnapped in fresh attack

– – Several university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia. Reports say the students of the Abia State University Uturu were moving in a minivan when they ran into the armed gang. According to the authorities in Umuahia, they were kidnapped alongside other travellers. Their kidnapping coincides with the release of some 29 students seized last month in the north-western state of Kaduna, reportedly after the payment of a ransom. A statement by the Information Commissioner John Kalu said two of the students escaped from the…

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Nigeria: Five university students killed in less than a week

– – Two more university students have been found dead in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. This has increased the death toll from the recent killing of university students to five in less than a week. Three students had already been killed by kidnappers on Friday. Twenty students were kidnapped last Tuesday along with three non-academic staff from the privately owned Greenfield University in the Chikun area of the state. The Kaduna state government has condemned what it calls “evil perpetrated against innocent students abducted while pursuing their education for…

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Nigeria: Three abducted students killed by kidnappers

– – Three students of the Greenfield University in Kasarami in Kaduna State have been killed by their kidnappers. They were among those abducted from the university on Tuesday. The three students were found shot dead. Authorities said their corpses were found on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, close to the university. Officials said unspecified number of students and a staff of the privately-owned university were kidnapped by gunmen. The kidnappers reportedly contacted parents of the abducted students demanding ransom. Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the…

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South Africa: Man killed after police shot into student protesters

– – One man has been killed during a protest by students at the University of Witwatersrand on Wednesday. South African police had fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters who are demanding changes to registration and financial aid policies. The man killed wasn’t a student, according to officials. The man was caught in the crossfire right after being treated by at the My Clinic health facility. Tebogo Sedibe, a doctor at the My Clinic health facility in Braamfontein recalled how he tried to save the 35-year-old…

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Winners of the SFAN Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

– – Stars From All Nations, the education company that unlocks the potential of the youth, convened a critical mass of innovators and bright thinkers at the first-ever Global Student Entrepreneurship Week held on September 28-29, 2020.  The two-day event received participation from thought leaders such as Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International, Ms. Violette Uwamutara, Regional Advisor Africa and Country Director of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda, Ms. Fatima Alimohammed, CEO of African Brand Warriors, Mr. Claude Grunitzky, Founder of…

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Ghana: High School closed down over ghost scare

A high school in Ghana’s Upper East Region has been closed down after some students reportedly saw a ghost on campus. Over twenty female students of the Fumbisi Senior High School reportedly collapsed after seeing the said ghost. One student fell from the second floor of the girl’s dormitory after she allegedly saw the frightening creature. She has since lost her sight despite being rushed to a health centre for treatment. Daniel Gariba, the government official in charge of the community said the decision to close down the school is necessary…

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Kidnappers demand ransom for Nigerian school girls

Gunmen who kidnapped six female students and two staff members from their hostels at a remote school in northern Nigeria have made a ransom demand, the regional governor said. Armed assailants gained entry to Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area just south of the city of Kaduna, early on Thursday and seized the victims. “They have made a demand for money and that is being negotiated,” state governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai told reporters in the capital Abuja. The governor refused to disclose details of the demands…

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Tanzania’s President Magufuli backs caning of students

The President of Tanzania John Magufuli has lauded a senior government official for caning a group of high school students. The students who were caned while lying face down were accused of setting fire to their dormitories. A regional commissioner, Albert Chalamila was seen in a video caning the students. The commissioner’s action was condemned by a government minister but President Magufuli thinks otherwise. He disagreed with opinions that physically punishing students is an abuse of their human rights. ‘’I have spoken to Mbeya regional commissioner [Mr Chalamila], and I…

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Nigeria: Students taking selfies blamed for bridge collapse

Authorities of a northern Nigerian university have blamed students for the collapse of a bridge after they posed to take selfies on it. The deadly collapse of the bridge on Monday led to the death of three students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi state. On Tuesday students of the university staged a protest over the incident to express their anger. But the vice-chancellor of the University, Muhammad Abdullazeez has revealed the reason for the collapse of the bridge. He is quoted by the PUNCH as saying that “The…

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