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Ramaphosa admin excludes LGBT people, refugees and asylum seekers from COVID-19 food aid in South Africa

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Human Rights Watch urges Burkina Faso to investigate alleged execution of 12 men shot in the head by gendarmes in Fada N’Gourma

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Donald Trump may not hang the official portrait of America’s first black President Barack Obama at the White House

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President Buhari congratulates distinguished Nigerian surgeon Olagunju Ogunbiyi for beating COVID-19 in London

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Nigerian Natalie Adepoju found dead in U.S. with ‘Twilight’ actor boyfriend Gregory Tyree Boyce

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Amnesty International describes plans to execute Missouri death row inmate Walter Barton as “pure cruelty”

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COVID-19 has humbled the world and we must invest in health security, WHO Director-General says

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