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Kidnappers of South African boy demand ransom in bitcoin

Police say Katlego Marite was taken by three men in a car as he played with two friends near his home in the eastern province of Mpumalanga. Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi told CNN the incident in the coal-mining city of Witbank was over in minutes and the abductors seemed to make a beeline for Marite. "It happened very fast and there was no struggle," Hlathi
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Lecturer asked Nigerian student to trade sex for better grades

Faced with this stark choice, Osagie says she knew no one would believe her word against the lecturer's, so she recorded one of their conversations using a cell phone app. The audio recording was leaked online and went viral on social media. Osagie says she did not leak it but had submitted it to university authorities before it surfaced online.The student's
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Dozens of African migrants rescued in Brazil

The migrants are believed to be from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde were rescued by fishermen on Saturday, after traveling 35 days at sea, authorities told a Brazilian newspaper.Most of them had stayed several days without food and water, the daily newspaper Folha reported, quoting local police.The state police says it has arrested two Brazilians found on
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Nigerians were beaten for coming late to school

The pupils were being flogged by a teacher in front of their school Wednesday morning in the remote town of Ayetoro, Ogun State, northwest of Lagos."They were tied to a wooden trees made to look like a crucifix when a policeman on patrol saw them. They told the principal and the school proprietor to untie them and they refused. They even beat one of the people who
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After 35 days at sea

The migrants are believed to be from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde were rescued by fishermen on Saturday, after traveling 35 days at sea, authorities told a Brazilian newspaper.Most of them had stayed several days without food and water, the daily newspaper Folha reported, quoting local police.The state police says it has arrested two Brazilians found on
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Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, 15 years after leaving

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, said Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa submitted a application on May 15 for the country to return to the 53-member group of mostly British former colonies. "Zimbabwe's eventual return to the Commonwealth, following a successful membership application, would be a momentous occasion, given our shared rich
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The Nigerians were beaten for coming late to school

The pupils were being flogged by a teacher in front of their school Wednesday morning in the remote town of Ayetoro, Ogun State, northwest of Lagos."They were tied to a wooden trees made to look like a crucifix when a policeman on patrol saw them. They told the principal and the school proprietor to untie them and they refused. They even beat one of the people who
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The young activist fighting for Sudanese teen on death row

"I don't know her … I've never spoken to her," the 16-year-old activist told CNN from her family's home in Rouen, France. "But she is my sister in humanity. I can't let her die for defending herself against the man who raped her."Noura Hussein was imprisoned in Omdurman, Sudan, last year after fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, who she