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Ukraine Invasion: Reports that Africans are stopped from leaving Ukraine is shockingly racist and in breach of international law

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Ukraine Invasion: Reports that Africans are stopped from leaving Ukraine is shockingly racist and in breach of international law - AU

The African Union has reacted to reports of Africans being stopped from crossing Ukrainian border following the invasion of the European country by its neighbour, Russia. 

 

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Macky Sall, chairman of the AU, and Moussa Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission, in a statement released on Monday night February 28, said all people irrespective of their racial identity, have the right to flee to safety in times of war.

 

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Countries have been asked by the AU to “respect international law” by showing empathy to all people fleeing the war. According to the union, stopping Africans from fleeing Ukraine is racism and breaches international law.

 

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The statement read; 

 

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“The current Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, are following closely the developments in Ukraine and are particularly disturbed by reports that African citizens on the Ukrainian side of the border are being refused the right to cross the border to safety.

“The two Chairpersons recall that all people have the right to cross international borders during conflict, and as such, should enjoy the same rights to cross to safety from the conflict in Ukraine, notwithstanding their nationality or racial identity.

“Reports that Africans are singled out for unacceptable dissimilar treatment would be shockingly racist and in breach of international law. In this regard, The Chairpersons urge all countries to respect international law and show the same empathy and support to all people fleeing war notwithstanding their racial identity.

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“The Chairpersons commend the efforts by African Union Member State countries and their embassies in neighbouring countries to receive and orientate African citizens and their families trying to cross the border from Ukraine to safety.”

 

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AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles get Mauritius as new opponent

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The Super Eagles will now play Mauritius in the qualifiers of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following the disqualification of São Tomé and Principe.

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The Eagles were drawn in Group A of the qualifiers alongside Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Sierra Leone.

However, Mauritius replaced Sao Tome and Principe after winning an appeal.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) disqualified São Tomé and Principe, from the qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player against Mauritius during their preliminary round fixture.

Two teams from the group will qualify for the 2023 AFCON to be hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.

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The first time Côte d’Ivoire hosted the AFCON was in 1984 which was won by Cameroon.

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Blasphemy: 34 Lawyers Arrive Court To Defend Suspected Murderers Of Deborah Samuel

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At least 34 lawyers have indicated interest to defend suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a 200-Level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was lynched by a mob on May 12 over alleged blasphemy.

The lawyers were at the Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 16, to defend the suspects identified as Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci.
READ ALSO: Deborah Samuel: Buhari Can Arrest Killer of Sokoto Student Like They Arrested Maina – Omokri
According to reports, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the crime and the trial judge (name withheld for security reasons) ordered them to be remanded at a correctional center.
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This case has caused an uproar on social media as many cry out for justice for the 200 level student. Deborah has been buried in her hometown, Niger State and her parents revealed that she was the second child of seven children.

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DSS arrests alleged notorious land-grabber terrorising Ogun community

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DSS arrests alleged notorious land-grabber terrorising Ogun community

Crack operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), Ogun State Command, have arrested a notorious land-grabber allegedly terrorising Ota community in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

 

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The suspect, Elijah Adeogun aka Killer, was arrested at about 2.25 am on Monday, May 16, at Araromi Estate, Iyesi, Ota, following a petition written by the Adelupo Family of Ipetu Baba Ode via Iju-Ota.

 

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According to Nigerian Tribune, the petition contained an allegation that Adeogun was responsible for the gruesome murder of one Monday Eredua on 17th November 2021, over a land matter in connivance with six others. 

 

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It was further learnt that a tactical team of the service conducted a special operation which led to Adeogun’s arrest alongside one Oyelekan Okunade.

 

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The 40-year-old suspect, who had been on the watchlist of various security agencies in the state, was also reported to have allegedly masterminded the killing of one Moruf Babalola, on the 26th of May, 2021, in the same community, while his remains were thrown into a canal.

 

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The suspect would be handed over to the Police for further investigation.

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