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Killer of albino sentenced to death in Malawi

Malawi's high court has sentenced to death a man who murdered a young albino, an unprecedented penalty in a country which has seen a surge in attacks and killings of people with albinism.

Malawi police block protest march by hundreds of albinos

Malawi police on Wednesday blocked a protest by around 200 albinos who marched to the presidential palace to protest the killing and abduction of people living with albinism.
Mr & Ms Albinism

First-ever albinism contest held in Uganda

Uganda has held its first-ever beauty contest for people with albinism. Among the twenty two candidates from six districts, the judges chose 5 men and 5 women to represent Uganda at the Mr. and Miss East Africa’s beauty contest in Nairobi at the end of November this year.
Voters queue in Osogbo for the Osun governorship election

Osun election: INEC has shown readiness for 2019 – Observers

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has said with the tremendous improvement shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Saturday’s governorship election, the Commission has proved it is now well prepared for the 2019 general polls.

Police arrest Malawi priest in connection with albino man’s killing

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest in Malawi in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained.

Official: EU supports Albino Foundation with N70 million

The Albino Foundation on Monday said it had received 155, 838 Euros (about N70 million) from the European Union for baseline survey on the condition of People with Albinism (PWAs) in Nigeria.

Foundation wants social services accessible to albino

The Albino Foundation (TAF), has called on the Federal Government to initiate programmes and policies that will ensure persons with albinism have access to social services.

EU launches N4.3bn projects in support of Albinos in Niger Delta

The European Union ( EU ) on Wednesday inaugurated 956,000 euros (about 4.3 billion naira) projects in support of Person With Albinisms ( PWAs ), provision of water and sanitation management in the Niger Delta.

Zimbabwe’s first ever Miss Albino gets $85 as prize payout

Zimbabwe has crowned its first-ever “Miss Albinism’’ in a beauty pageant that aims to tackle the stigma faced by people with the congenital disorder.

Tanzania sentences 34 people to death for killing people with albinism

Tanzania’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging during for killing people with albinism in the country.

Six jailed 20 years for chopping hand of albino boy

A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.

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The State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS), is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria.

DSS warns against fake recruitment rumour

The Department of State Services (DSS), has warned Nigerians to beware of the false advertisement trending on the social media that the service is recruiting, urging them to treat it as scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Emmanuel Amuneke: Tanzania can qualify from difficult AFCON group

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke said that his side will give everything to reach the second round at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC: We‘ll turn new corps members into employers of labour

As prospective corps members resume camping next week, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brid-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make the new corps members employers of labour at the end of their one year compulsory service.
Egrets surround a group of cows as they gather on the top a rubbish pile at a waste dump in Meulaboh, Aceh province on Jun 8, 2019. (AFP-Chaideer Mahyuddin)

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to United States

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping ground”, officials said on Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste.

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries have said they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants — many fleeing Syria’s war — who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.