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Pope Francis On Nigeria Girl, Zimbabwe Sex Rape As Ghana Signs 6-Nation Visa Waiver

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Pope Francis Speaks On Nigerian Girl Killed By Robbers Over Rape

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu as an example to all Christians in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

Armed robbers had shot the teenager to death after she resisted being raped by them when her family house in Benin City was invaded nearly 10 years ago.

The Pope, represented by Archbishop Guampetno Dal Toso, spoke on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the National Mission Congress of Nigeria in Benin City.

The congress held at the Vivian Ogu Missionary Animation Centre in Benin City is part of the Church’s processes of determining whether to beatify her for sainthood.

“She (Vivian) showed us how we can live our faith without minding the consequences.

“We are here in Nigeria because of the good example of a young woman who gave her life for the fidelity of her faith,” the Pope said.

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Zimbabwean Suspected S_ex Slaves Freed in SA Brothels Raid

Africa News Headlines Today, Updates: Zimbabwean Suspected S_ex Slaves Freed in SA Brothels Raid

30+ women suspected to be se_x slaves in South Africa have been freed after South African Police Service raided notorious brothels in Mpumalanga Province the Chronicle reports.

This was confirmed by the South African provincial police spokesperson for Mpumalanga Brigadier Leonard Hlathi who said:

As police, we acted on a tip-off and raided houses which were used as brothels in eMalahleni to rid the area of drugs and pro_stitution and rescued 50 foreign nationals. They were all undocumented, a majority of which were from Zimbabwe. We also arrested more than 60 people for various offences, including prosti_tution, possession of drugs and human trafficking.

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Ghana Signs 6-Nation Visa Waiver for Diplomatic & Ordinary Passports Users

Ghanaians who hold ordinary passports and diplomatic passports can now travel to India, Iran, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Hungary and Morocco without Visa, MyNewsGh.com has learnt.

Parliament approved the visa waiver deal on Friday before MPs took a weekend break. Minister of Foreign Affairs submitted the paperwork to parliament for approval.

This comes after South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa.

The South African visa waiver covered only diplomatic passport but not ordinary passport officeholders.

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