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Netherlands tightens up on cannabis

Foreigners will soon be banned from buying cannabis inAmsterdam’s famous marijuana cafes after a court ruling on Friday. A judge atThe Haguedistrict court upheld a new law banning foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes amid concern over the country’s reputation as a destination for drug users. The ban comes into force in three provinces next […]

Kidnapped Swiss Christian freed amid Mali unrest

Separatist Islamist rebels have released a Swiss Christian woman kidnapped by a private militia on April 15 amid political turmoil inTimbuktu,Mali, according to a Swiss foreign ministry statement. Compass Direct News said that armed members of the militant Islamic group Ansar Dine handed Beatrice Stockly to Swiss diplomats on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Before rebels capturedTimbuktuon […]

Attack on Jewish student stall condemned

A stall set up by Jewish students at the National Union of Students (NUS) conference was vandalised this week. Activists covered the logo of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS), including the Star of David symbol, with stickers calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. The vandalism has been condemned by the Student Christian Movement. […]

Iraqi farmer marries 2 women in one day

Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi, a 22-year-old Iraqi farmer, fell in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night in a small village in centralIraq. The wedding ceremony for Obeidi and two of his cousins, 17-year-old Intidhar and 22-year-old Suad, was held on April 6 at his family […]

Eziama-Obiato abolishes ‘Osu-caste’ system

An event which is bound to revebrate throughout Igboland took place in Eziama Obiato in Mbaitoli local government ofImoStatelast Easter Saturday as the people formally renounced and banished the “Osu” caste practice in the community. The occasion which took place atSt. Thomas’ (Ang) Church compound, Eziama Obiato was presided over by the traditional ruler, Eze […]

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