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Gambians march over rape accusations against former president

International | Commission also accuses Yahya Jammeh of financial misconduct
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/19, 03:36 pm

Hundreds of activists turned out last week for a solidarity march in support of three women and several witnesses who accused former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh of sexual assault and described the attacks in shocking detail.

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American missionary battles Ugandan lawsuit

International | Two mothers claim Renee Bach’s lack of medical training killed at least two children
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/02/19, 04:47 pm

An American Christian missionary serving in Uganda denied accusations last week that her actions led to the deaths of at least two children in her care.

The Women’s Probono Initiative filed a lawsuit against Renee Bach, 35, and her medical ministry, Serving His Children, at a high court in the Jinja district on Jan. 21 on behalf of two Ugandan mothers, Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet. The women claim Serving His Children led to the deaths of “hundreds of babies” and demand the center cease operations and award damages to the affected families.

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New Zealand gunman pleads not guilty

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/14/19, 10:04 am

The Australian man accused of the New Zealand mosque shootings pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges of terrorism, murder, and attempted murder. Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared via video link from a maximum security prison in Auckland, Australia. The attack that killed 51 people on March 15 occurred during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque and Linwood mosque in Christchurch. About 80 survivors and family members of the victims gathered inside the Christchurch High Court for the hearing.

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