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Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew Anthony, 29, Cameroonians Nguyen Hang Tcheuko Minh, 36, and Mothe De Fouda Paul Martial, 30, were sentenced to jail by the Can Tho People’s Court in southern Vietnam on Thursday, January 16, for obtaining property by fraud.

Three Nigerian, Cameroonian nationals jailed over $65,800 fraud in Vietnam

Vietnam court has sentenced three men from Nigeria and Cameroon to 15-18 years in jail for cheating two Vietnamese women to the tune of more than VND1.5 billion ($65,800).
Authorities in Vietnam have recovered 2 tons of ivory and pangolin scales destined for China and Vietnam

Vietnam seizes large haul of pangolin scales, ivory from Nigeria

Vietnamese authorities confiscated two tons of pangolin scales and ivory from elephant tusks last week, local media reported.

Six Vietnamese sentenced to death for raping, killing student

A court in north-western Vietnam sentenced six men to death for raping and murdering 22-year-old student Cao My Duyen in a case that shocked the country earlier this year, state media reported on Monday.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.

Abia governor’s aide takes vision to Asia

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.
Facebook and Twitter have both cracked down significantly on fake accounts since 2016 [Jon Nazca-Reuters]

Facebook and Twitter shutter pro-Trump network reaching 55 million accounts

On Friday, Facebook and Twitter shut down a network of fake accounts that pushed pro-Trump messages all while “masquerading” as Americans with AI-generated faces as profile photos.
Beijing said on Tuesday it had protested against Kuala Lumpur filing a submission with the United Nations last week seeking to establish the limits of Malaysia's continental shelf in the northern part of the disputed South China Sea.

Beijing censures Malaysia over fresh South China sea claim

Beijing said on Tuesday it had protested against Kuala Lumpur filing a submission with the United Nations last week seeking to establish the limits of Malaysia's continental shelf in the northern part of the disputed South China Sea.
Blue collar workers like construction workers tend to work six days a week in Vietnam. (VOA-Ha Nguyen) Blue collar workers like construction workers tend to work six days a week in Vietnam. (VOA-Ha Nguyen)

Communist Vietnam fights for a 40-hour work week

Happy families are all the same, according to Tolstoy. Unhappy families, though, have too many members who are overworked, according to Nguyen Thien Nhan, one of the officials at the forefront of Vietnam’s fight to decrease the work week down to 40 hours.
Ambulances from Ha Tinh province are seen while allegedly carrying some of the bodies of victims on 39 deaths on a truck container in UK, leave Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam November 27, 2019. REUTERS-Stringer

Remains of all 39 lorry death victims returned to Vietnam

The remains of all of the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in England last month after being trafficked into the country have been returned to Vietnam, the government said in a statement on Saturday.

Nigerian borders closure throws ECOWAS Parliament into rowdy session

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, today went in rowdy session over the closure of Nigeria’ borders.

35 countries to participate in Calabar carnival

The Carnival Calabar Commission on Wednesday said delegates from 35 countries and 20 Nigerian states would be participating in this year’s forthcoming Calabar Carnival.
Ambulances from Ha Tinh province are seen while allegedly carrying some of the bodies of victims on 39 deaths on a truck container in UK, leave Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam November 27, 2019. REUTERS-Stringer

Vietnam receives first bodies found in British truck

The first 16 bodies of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck after being smuggled into Britain last month have been repatriated to Vietnam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
The industrial park in Grays, Essex, after the 39 bodies were found. Stefan Rousseau-PA

Man from Essex arrested over deaths of 39 boddies found in lorry

A 36-year-old man from Purfleet has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in a lorry in Grays, Essex Police said.
Maurice Robinson, 25, who is known as Mo, was allegedly part of a global smuggling ring. He was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight females and 31 males were found in a trailer attached to his Scania cab in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, on 23 October.

UK driver admits two charges after bodies found in truck

A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.
The industrial park in Grays, Essex, after the 39 bodies were found. Stefan Rousseau-PA

UK police charge man over Vietnamese migrants disaster

A 23-year-old man has been charged with human trafficking offences in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals whose bodies were found in a refrigeration truck in Britain.
HANOI - Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday.

Vietnamese state asks families to pay for repatriation of UK lorry dead

Grieving families in Vietnam have been told they will have to cover the costs of repatriating the bodies of their loved ones, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, England, last month.
The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

312 Chinese nationals deported for telecom fraud

The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

Swine fever claims fourth victim in Vietnam

A 37-year-old Buddhist nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday.
China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

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