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Liberian Mother worried about deportation drowned infant, 5-year-old boy, police say

(Photo: WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT)     Kula Pelima By Esteban Parra, Scott Goss, and Karl Baker Media: Culled from the Delaware News Journal A 30-year-old Wilmington woman has been charged in the death of her infant son and a 5-year-old boy who was in her care. A 30-year-old Wilmington woman, who called city police early Monday worried about her immigration status after her boyfriend was detained by federal authorities, has been charged in the deaths of her infant son and a 5-year-old boy in her care. Police was called later that morning by the same woman and found the...

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UN General Assembly elects 15 members-states into Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK–– The UN General Assembly has elected fifteen countries into the United Nations Human Rights Council. Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine were elected in a vote on Monday, The elected countries will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018. Among the 15 outgoing members — Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, the Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal, and Qatar — 11 members except for Botswana, the Republic of Congo, India and Indonesia were eligible...

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Weah, Boakai face Liberia’s presidential runoff next month

WASHINGTON, DC – Liberia’s former international footballer George Manneh Weah, who won Africa’s Best Player of the Year, and Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai will face a runoff for the presidency on November 7, according to a release from the National Election Commission Sunday. With nationwide counts in from 95.6 percent of polling stations, Weah garnered 39.0 percent of the votes and Boakai 29.1 percent. Both candidates came short of the 50 percent threshold needed requiring to win outright in the first round of voting held on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Jerome Korkoya, the embattled chairman of the...

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African Union: Nigeria to begin issuing visas to all Africans on arrival

HE Alpha Conde, president of Guinea EAST AFRICA — The West African nation of Nigeria said it will begin issuing visas to all Africans on arrival in the country, the African Union announced Friday, in what political analysts say is a key step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. Kwesi Quartey, in a Facebook post, the African Union’s deputy chairman praised the decision as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda.” The African Union has encouraged and backed a “single African passport” that seeks to increase intra-African trade and has called for “the abolishment of visa...

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Victor Osimhen Optimistic of a Solid Place on German Team Wolfsburg

BRUSSELL– 18 old years old Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is positioned to secure a starting place to secure a starting place in Wolfsburg’s first team. Victor said he is willing to wait to see that happen. Osimhen joined the German side during his splendid performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup at which time he scored two goals against Utrecht, a Dutch team. “I’m still new in European football and know that coming to Wolfsburg, I need time,” the 18-year-old said. Osimhen has been a regular substitute on the bench for the team. “I’ve learned a lot, and...

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