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Mozambique: 5 bald men killed by ritualists who believe their heads bring riches

It's only fair to share...Bald men could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts.   The BBC reports that suspects have been arrested in the central district of Milange, in Mozambique, where some killings had occurred.   “The belief is that the head of a bald man contains ...

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Zimbabwe: Meet man and woman who make a living by stealing at funerals and church congregation

It's only fair to share...This Zimbabwean man thought he’d invented a foolproof way of making a quick buck – but it did mean stealing from the dead.   Or very nearly.   Twenty-year old Shillati Makanda of Chitungwiza told a court last week that he attended funerals in the town with the express purpose of stealing from mourners. In each ...

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Mugabe criticized by opposition for selecting Chinese voter equipment for voter registration

It's only fair to share...Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC party has criticised the selection of a Chinese firm to supply equipment for the registration of voters ahead of the 2018 polls.   The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chose Laxton Group over German firm, Demalog Identification Systems.   Comfortable with China   “When you look at the historical links between Zanu-PF as ...

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Sudan: 265 killed by Diarrhea, 16 000 infected  

It's only fair to share...Sudanese Health Minister Bahar Garada, on Friday, said that diarrhea has killed 265 people and infected 16,121 others in 11 states of Sudan since August 2016.   In a report to the Sudanese parliament, the minister warned against the increase of diarrhea infections and deterioration of the health conditions, saying “we expect the worse with the ...

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78 bodies of people who died of thirst recovered in Sahara Desert in the past one year

It's only fair to share...  Survivors say 44 people have died of thirst after their truck broke down in the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, the Red Cross has told the BBC. The six survivors, all women, walked to a remote village and are being looked after in Dirkou, Niger, Red Cross official Lawal Taher said. They say several children ...

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Cameroon: Archbishop commits suicide by jumping into Sanaga River

It's only fair to share...The Archbishop of Bafia, Cameroon, Mgr Jean Marie Benoît Balla has reportedly taken his own life by jumping into the Sanaga River around the Ebebda Bridge in Cameroon.   The Catholic community launched a search for the clergyman after his Land Cruiser SUV with registration plate number CE 9503V was found on the Ebebda bridge Wednesday ...

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Cameroon: Boko Haram kills military chief during attack on soldiers at the Cameroon-Nigeria border

It's only fair to share...Boko Haram struck in a small town about 30 kilometers from Makary, not far from the Cameroon-Nigeria border. The small town had so far being spared but on May 25, the militants came attacking. “According to local residents, the attackers who came on board two pick-ups surprised the soldiers who were playing football. Were it not ...

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Pope Francis cancels visit to South Sudan because it was considered too dangerous

It's only fair to share...Pope Francis will not visit South Sudan this year, the Vatican said on Tuesday, after an Italian newspaper reported that a mooted trip had been put off because it was considered too dangerous. South Sudan is suffering from famine and a civil war that started more than three years ago. Francis was planning a trip with ...

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Somalia: 44 year-old man buried neck-deep has his head smashed with stones by al-Shabab fighters

It's only fair to share...Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two wives, an official said. Al-Shabab occasionally ...

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Institutional prejudice by Egypt government against Christians encourage ISIS

It's only fair to share...Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them A priest walks in front of the Saint Samuel monastery in Maghagha. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Egypt’s Coptic Christians have accused the government of failing to protect them in the wake of an attack claimed by Islamic State on a bus convoy that killed at least 29 ...

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