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The Rwandan government has closed down 714 churches it the country for what it referred to as the churches’ failure to meet minimum standard requirements.
The said churches are facing the distress action over issues ranging from lack of basic infrastructure, good hygiene, safety standards as well as legal status.

A man has been charged with killing his girlfriend’s six-month-old baby after mistaking him for a spider. Dwayne Lindsey is said to have let out a ‘long dingo howl’ after realising something was wrong with Chayse Dearing, who suffered severe traumatic brain and spinal chord injuries.

Security is tight in the neighbourhood of Ouaga 2000 as the military tribunal gets under way. This morning, members of victims’ support groups were gathered in front of the court bearing signs demanding justice.

A total of 84 soldiers and civilians are charged with assault, murder, treason and undermining state security in the process of staging an attempted coup on 16 September, 2015. On that day, elements of the old presidential guard tried to overthrow the transitional government put in place after the fall of long-time ruler Blaise Compaore.

Among the defendants are two high profile generals - General Gilbert Diendere, who was head of the presidential guard and Djibril Bassole, a former foreign minister.

More than a week after the Dapchi school girls’ abduction, Nigerian army and police now involved in a very public argument over who should have protected girls.

The row has become a major talking point in the local media: with more than 100 girls still missing, they say security agencies should be focusing on finding them - not having a fight over whose responsibility it was to keep them safe in the first place.

The girls were taken from their boarding school during a raid by Boko Haram militants on 19 February, and have not been seen since.

Two suspected stowaways fell from a New York-bound plane which took off from an airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador and died on Monday.
Officials are reported to have said that the bodies of the deceased stowaways were found on the southern end of the runway of the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport in Guayaquil.

Two suspected stowaways fell from a New York-bound plane which took off from an airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador and died on Monday.
Officials are reported to have said that the bodies of the deceased stowaways were found on the southern end of the runway of the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport in Guayaquil.

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