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Roxana Papa

Nancy Roxana Papa, an 54-year-old Argentinian woman who was recently released after being kidnapped since 2016, speaks to the press at the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey on October 30, 2018 ahead of being handed over to Turkish authorities. (AFP/OMAR HAJ KADOUR)

Woman leaves Syria after two year ‘kidnap’ ordeal

A 54-year-old Argentinian woman who was lured into war-wracked Syria two years ago on a marriage promise was finally on her way home on Saturday, a Syrian rebel official said.

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Eighteen Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) have backed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Electoral Act amendment bill 2018.