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Nigeria gets new chief justice amid ‘always’ low judicial confidence | Muhammadu Buhari News

The new acting chief justice was a signatory to a rare complaint by Supreme Court justices against his predecessor. Abuja, Nigeria – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in a new acting Chief Justice just hours after the previous one stepped down. During a swearing-in ceremony in the capital on Monday, Judge Olukayode Ariwoola took …

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World faces ‘oceanic emergency’, UN warns as activists push for action | Climate crisis news

The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to restore ocean health. The world is facing an “oceanic emergency”, United Nations head Antonio Guterres warned as thousands of activists, scientists and leaders gathered at the United Nations Ocean Conference in the Portuguese capital to call for measures to be strengthened protection of the …

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They Danced and Died: Tragic Teen Party Mystery in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) – South African authorities searched for answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams were killed in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by the police lying on tables, …

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‘We’ve been suffocated for a long time,’ says nightclub survivor S Africa | Research news

A patron who was present as 21 young people died mysteriously at a local nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has shed more light on what happened on the ground. Authorities said the local police station received several panicked calls from people at 4 a.m. Sunday about …

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Deaths rise to 23 in mass attempt to enter Spanish enclave

MADRID (AP) — The number of people killed after trying to climb a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa rose to 23 Saturday as human rights groups in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to clarify the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Moroccan authorities said the people were killed as …

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New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected left-wing president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt record deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has pledged to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest and create reserves where indigenous communities and others are allowed to harvest rubber, acai and other non-timber …

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‘Total massacre’: Witnesses describe ethnic attack in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, scaring residents already on edge after recent clashes between government forces and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said they are not after us,” resident Nur Hussein Abdi told The Associated …

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Morocco: 18 migrants killed in stampede for Melilla . to enter

RABAT, Morocco (AP) – Eighteen Africans trying to cross into Spain were killed and dozens of migrants and police injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “rush” of people crossing the border fence from Morocco to Spain’s northern border on Friday. African enclave of Melilla stormed . A total of 133 migrants broke the border …

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