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11th March 2017
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18:00 - 02:00
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Congo - Kabila still stalling for time: It is nearly three weeks since he died, but Etienne Tshisekedi, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most prominent opposition leader, remains as yet unburied. Instead, he has become a political live grenade. The government has promised to hold a state funeral, but the UDPS, Mr Tshisekedi’s party, wants more control over the details; they have yet to bring back the body from Brussels, where he died. Many suspect that Joseph Kabila, Congo’s president since 2001, wants to use the cover of a huge fete to quietly pull away from a promise he made late last year to hold elections and finally step down. Last week Pierre Kangudia, the country’s finance minister, said that a poll would be too expensive to organise after all. If the election deal is off, however, trouble could be back on: Moise Katumbi, another influential exiled opponent of Mr Kabila, has promised to come back for the funeral.  
  Many Congolese suspect that Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, wants to use the funeral of opposition leader, Tshisekedi, to pull away from the national elections that he promised will be held this year
Brits easily fall victim to online dating scams: When John met Judith, it seemed they were a perfect match. Both were devout Christians. He was a widower, she a divorcee. After finding each other on an online dating site, they exchanged heartfelt e-mails. John, an interior designer from London, wanted to meet in person but had travelled to South Africa for his father’s funeral. While there, he was robbed and defaulted on an expensive design contract. Judith stumped up £140,000 ($175,000) before realising that she had been scammed: “John” was the invention of a fraudster. Read more...  
  Britons are particularly vulnerable to online dating scams. They spend a lot on match-making sites and the English language makes them the target of many con artists
Nigeria's ailing President - and economy: There are hints that President Muhammadu Buhari will be back from London soon, where he has been since January 19th. Neither the economy of Africa’s most populous country nor its head of state are in good health. Mr Buhari hasn’t spoken publicly while abroad; the excuse is (unspecified) medical tests. His absence couldn’t come at a worse time. Data out later this month will probably show Nigeria suffered its first full-year recession since 1991. Causes include the oil-price slump, attacks by money-hungry militants that cut crude production by almost half, and attempts to prop up the naira—whose black-market exchange rate is 37% below the official one. A $1bn Eurobond issued on February 9th was almost eight times oversubscribed, but only a much-delayed reform plan will unlock a World Bank loan. Nigerians need their president back, and in fighting form, too.  
  President Buhari (74) - coming home from sick leave to a sick economy

South Africans on the rampage as they protest against Nigerian drug lords: At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by foreigners, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry demonstrators in, Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds, but the protesters were not deterred. Two houses were alleged to have been burnt during the protest in the region, police tried to contain the angry crowd, but were unable as they continued to burn down more houses belonging to drug lords in the region. The residents are angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighborhood into a drug haven. Africa Review on Sunday said some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were also looted. South Africa residents in the area claim Nigerians had illegally taken over most properties and turned them into drug and prostitution dens. The African Diaspora Forum chairperson, Marc Gbaffou who confirmed the attacks blamed Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba for his comments. In early December, he had mentioned that illegal immigrants in the country should be treated as criminals.

EU summit approves sealing off the Mediterranean from refugees: While European heads of state and governments are lambasting US President Donald Trump for his plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico and to impose an immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim states in the Middle East and North Africa, they are, themselves building walls to keep off refugees and migrants from Africa and keeping them in terrible conditions. The EU hypocrisy is appaling. The European wall is being built in Libya whose officials are being trained to seize refugees and return them to the African coast. They are also to establish internment camps where conditions for the refugees are very bad. Read more...
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Ghanaian family burnt to death in Helsinki in accident...
Trump signs executive order to ban refugees and all visitors from Muslim-majority countries...
Difficult to repatriate condemned foreign criminals from Sweden...
Sweden - Interior minister calls for sharper ID demands of asylum seekers...
Black man converts 200 KKK members...
Kabila refuses to go...

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