Dapchi Abduction – Female student recounts harrowing encounter
24 February 2018 | 1:30 pm
Dapchi Abduction - Female student recounts harrowing encounter
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In Mali, a student union founded in 1990 was originally set up to improve campus facilities, but today it's seen as a largely corrupt body that's behind deadly clashes. The Organisation for Students in Mali (OSM) is also accused of putting pressure on teachers and university management. Government funding has been suspended as a result, but current members of the organisation say the controversy stems from just a few bad apples in the group. Our Bamako correspondent Anne-Fleur Lespiaut reports.
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As outstanding student loans pile up in the United States, many worry that the mountain of debt will be a drag on workers and consumers. The knock-on effects could be devastating for the wider economy.
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In northwest Nigeria, siblings Khadijat and Adamu Shamaki begin Ramadan without their sister Fatima, who was among the 39 students kidnapped from her college by unidentified gunmen last month. Not long after her abduction, their father passed away, plunging the family into despair.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the mass grave of Indigenous children at a former school site was "not an exception." He pledged to give more support to survivors of residential schools and their communities.
4 Jun 2021
Paxton Smith swapped her approved commencement speech for one on abortion rights. Her attack on Texas passing one of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in the US has since gone viral.
2 Jul 2021
The university management has reaffirmed that Chidinma Adora Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Atagha, is a student of UNILAG.
16 Aug 2021
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In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
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A video has been widely shared in pro-Bolsonaro circles on Brazilian social media. It claims to show Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva being insulted by Parisian students during a Batucada performance, while on the French leg of his European tour. We explore how the performance was hijacked and twisted by rival political supporters.
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