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Fire In Liberia Islamic School Kills Twenty Seven Children

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A fire at an Islamic school in Liberia has killed at least 27 children, police said on Wednesday. “The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out,” police spokesman Moses Carter said. He added the blaze was caused by an electrical issue and that further investigations were ongoing. Carter had […]

Yahoo: US Court Remands Obinwanne Okeke In Custody Until February 2020

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian entrepreneur arrested by operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the last day of his visit to the United States in August, pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of wire and computer fraud at the commencement of his trial on Monday September 16. The […]

Oil Price Drops Sharply As Saudi Output Seen Returning Soon After Attacks

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Oil prices dropped sharply on Tuesday after a top Saudi Arabian source told Reuters production could be fully back on line within weeks, quicker than initially thought following weekend attacks that cut halved the kingdom’s output. Saturday’s attacks raised the specter of a major supply shock in a market that in recent […]

Xenophobia:South Africans On Peaceful Demonstration Beg Nigerians, Foreigners (VIDEO)

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A video making rounds online captured moment South Africans engaged in a peaceful demonstration to beg Nigerians and citizens of other African countries for forgiveness over the xenophobic attacks. SEE VIDEO View this post on Instagram South Africans engage in peaceful demonstration to ask #Nigeria and other African countries for forgiveness over […]

Tunisian President’s Wife Dies, Two Months After Husband’s Death

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The wife of Tunisia’s late president, Beji Caid Essebsi died on Sunday, as Tunisians were voting to elect his successor less than two months after his death. Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi’s widow, died at the age of 83, their son said without details. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, […]

Zimbabwe Labour Leader Disappears During Doctors’ Strike Protest

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)- Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe’s security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors’ union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) said Peter Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night […]

Xenophobia: South Africa’s president Jeered, Booed at Mugabe’s Funeral

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, […]

Man Accidentally Cuts Off His Head During Religious Celebration

Man LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A religious celebration was marred by tragedy this week as a man participating in a traditional Islamic mourning ritual accidentally beheaded himself. Mohammed Sayum was displaying his prowess at swordsmanship in the Nalanda district of Bihar, in east India, as part of a ritual procession known as the Mourning of Muharram. […]

Xenophobia: Viral Video Shows South Africans Attack Pakistanis, Loot Their Shops(VIDEO)

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment some Pakistani traders engaged in a fight with some South Africans who attacked and looted their stores. Some looters were spotted fleeing with some appliances looted from stores owned by foreigners during the attack which occurred at Witbank on Wednesday September […]

West-African Leaders Announce Billion-Dollar Anti-Jihadist Plan

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ouagadougou (AFP) – West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced at end of the Economic Community Summit of West African States in […]

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