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South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

South African Airways (SAA) said Wednesday it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike the following day, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

Around 3,000 workers, including cabin crew, check-in, ticket sales, technical and ground staff, are expected to take part in the open-ended strike starting Friday, their unions said.

Japanese emperor begins last major accession rite: spending the night with a goddess

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Pastor whose church held Kanye West's Sunday service slams rapper over comments on slavery

An Atlanta pastor, whose church previously held Kanye West's Sunday Service, is slamming the rapper for his controversial views. On Sunday, Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant — senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, spoke to the congregation about West, condemning his previous comments on slavery and his support of President Donald Trump, Complex reported. Bryant reportedly began his sermon by praising West's gospel album Jesus Is King, but criticized the rapper for his behavior outside of the music.

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson.

The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

Russia professor admits murder after woman's arms found in bag

A well-known Russian historian has confessed to murdering his lover, his lawyer says, after he was found in a river with a backpack containing a woman's arms.

Liberia gets third Central Bank governor in less than two years

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Liberian President George Weah appointed the former head of the country’s electricity regulator to lead its central bank, advancing his plan to overhaul an institution beset by scandals.

Jolue Aloysius Tarlue will take over from interim appointee Musa Dukuly as executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, if confirmed by the senate, according to a statement from the Presidency on Friday.

How woman almost died after sex with husband

A woman nearly died from an allergic reaction after having sex with her husband,
The 46-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, suffered an anaphylactic reaction to a medication her husband was taking through exposure to her husband’s semen, according to the case report in the American Journal of Medicine.
The report, titled, “Almost Killed by Love: A Cautionary Coital Tale”, said she complained of dizziness, diarrhoea, itchy hands and feet, and severe sweating shortly afterwards.

Anger, as families bury the dead after Burkina Faso attack

Relatives of people killed and survivors from an attack this week on a bus convoy of mine workers in Burkina Faso were increasingly angry on Saturday at what they said was a lack of support from authorities and the mining company.

Border clossure worries Ghanaians

.Give Nigerian traders quit notice

Nigerians doing business in Ghana have been asked to quit their shops by Thursday, November 14, 2019, or be forcibly evicted in apparent retaliation against the Federal Government’s closure of the borders.

The ultimatum was issued by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations (GUTA) and the Ghana Electrical Dealers Association (GEDA).

Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

TWENTY-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.

Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have since dropped.

Many of the arrivals were women and girls lured to Europe with false promises of jobs as hairdressers or seamstresses, only to find themselves selling sex on arrival to repay their debts.

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