Month: June 2013

Nigeria hangs 4 prisoners in first executions since 2006

Nigerian authorities on Monday hanged four prisoners, an official said, in what was believed to be the country’s first known executions since 2006, drawing outrage from rights activists. The justice commissioner in Edo state in southern Nigeria confirmed the hanging of the four prisoners, who had been convicted of either armed robbery or murder, he …

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Nelson Mandela in a critical condition in hospital

  Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical over the past 24 hours, the South African Presidency has said. South African President Jacob Zuma and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Mr. Mandela in hospital this evening. Mr. Mandela’s medical team told them the 94-year-old’s condition had “become critical over the past …

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