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Zimbabwe police bar striking doctor from going abroad for treatment

Zimbabwean police on Tuesday prevented a doctors' union leader, whose suspected kidnapping sparked wide protests, from going to neighbouring South Africa for medical treatment despite a court order.

On September 8, Peter Magombeyi, a doctor, claimed he was receiving "death threats". Six days later he disappeared. His last WhatsApp message said: "I have been kidnapped by 3 men."

Magombeyi was found on Thursday night, 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the capital Harare. He was alive and deeply traumatised.

Mercy Corps suspends North-East Nigeria work after army shuts offices

International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two of the northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organisation said.

In a separate development in the northeast, another international aid agency - Action Against Hunger - said a hostage had been executed by a group that was holding one of its employees, two drivers and three health ministry workers.

Islamic State's West Africa branch later claimed responsibility for the July kidnapping.

How I cheated on my husband the night before wedding, woman confesses

Demi Moore is admitting to a past “infidelity” in her revealing new memoir Inside Out.

Backlash of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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Activists disrupt Oil & Gas Climate Initiative

.Global activists confront oil major CEOs at fancy dinner on sidelines of New York Climate Week

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time the government has given the cause of his death.

Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule that impoverished his country, died on Sept 6. aged 95 in Singapore.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time the government has given the cause of his death.

Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule that impoverished his country, died on Sept 6. aged 95 in Singapore.

Buhari arrives in New York for 74th UNGA

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The president who departed Abuja on Sunday morning arrived in Manhattan at about 8:30 pm.

He will be the 5th on the list of presidents to address the assembly.

Nigeria rejects UN report on violence

Nigeria on Friday rejected the findings of a UN report on violence in the country accusing it of simply blaming the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

"While we agree that the violence in Nigeria, or in any country, is a major concern and that there is a rippling effect, we are disappointed that the rapporteur was silent on intra-group violence," presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement.

Shehu said defended the government saying it was trying its best to end the violence.

Kanye West becomes richest rap artiste 2019–Forbes

American rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world, earning 150 million dollars in a year.

According to Forbes, Kanye West top the 2019 list, edging out JAY-Z who earned 81 million dollars and Drake who made 71 million dollars, to stand at second and third positions respectively on the list of top 20.

JAY-Z has always been one of the top earners in hip-hop, but for the first time ever he has lost out to Kanye West,his former protégé.

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