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Khalid Adem in 2006. Credit Jason Braverman/Gwinnett Daily Post, via Associated Press
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Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said. The man, Khalid Adem, 41, used scissors to remove the clitoris of […]

Ban is expected to affect airlines from 13 countries
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US to ban electronics on flights from 13 countries

Passengers travelling from up to a dozen countries will be barred from carrying most electronic devices on US-bound flights, officials tell US media. Airlines from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa will require passengers heading to the US to check laptops and tablets in the hold. The directive […]

Abike Dabiri - Erewa, Special Assistant to President on foreign affairs
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Xenophobia: South Africans believe Nigerian men are taking their women ­– Dabiri-Erewa

The Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Saturday said South African politicians fuel xenophobic attacks by telling citizens that foreigners, including Nigerians, are dating their women and taking their jobs. Speaking on a television programme, she admitted that there were foreigners who commit […]

Couple detained for sex outside marriage
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Couple detained for sex outside marriage

A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after a doctor discovered Ms Nohai, who had stomach cramps, was pregnant. They were arrested for sex outside […]

A June 2015 attack at a beachfront hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, left 38 people, mostly British tourists, dead.
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Tunisian Officers, Branded ‘Cowardly’ During Massacre, Face Charges

CAIRO — The gunman stalked through a Tunisian beach resort in Sousse, firing at will. He killed people on the sand, then moved into the grounds of a five-star hotel, picking off tourists by the pool, near the lobby and in the parking area. The Tunisian security forces were conspicuous […]

A camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, the center of the battle against Boko Haram in Nigeria. Civilians who escaped from areas once controlled by Boko Haram have started to report massacres committed by the military.
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‘They Told Us They Were Here to Help Us.’ Then Came Slaughter

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A wheelbarrow saved his life. Sprawled across it, Babagana felt every bump, moaning in pain from four bullet wounds. Covered in his blood, his pregnant wife helped roll him across the Nigerian countryside to a hospital. Somehow, Babagana survived the makeshift ambulance ride. More than 80 men […]

BREAKING NEWS!!! Vehicle plows into a crowd of Mardi Gras Band!
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BREAKING NEWS!!! Vehicle plows into a crowd of Mardi Gras Band!

A vehicle “mowed” into several members of a band who were set to march in a Mardi Gras parade in Alabama on Tuesday, injuring nearly a dozen people. A city spokesperson said 11 people were injured, including three people who were in critical condition, WKRG reported. The vehicle was “a […]

A man reacts to tear gas fired by police to disperse protesters in Pretoria on Feb. 24. Mobs have looted stores believed to belong to immigrants. (James Oatway/Reuters)
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In South Africa, violence follows a surge in xenophobia

NAIROBI — Ask Mario Khumalo to explain South Africa’s crime rate or its economic troubles, and he has an answer that sounds like a Donald Trump talking point: There are too many foreigners. “We have allowed in criminals and former child soldiers. The government has failed to protect its own […]

Xenophobia in South Africa
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South Africa Faces Continent’s Wrath as Xenophobia Erupts

A resurgence of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has sparked outrage in other African countries and spurred calls for more to be done to stamp out xenophobia. Residents of the Pretoria suburbs of Mamelodi and Atteridgeville took to the streets of the capital last week to protest against the presence […]