The missionaries had been heading home from building an orphanage when they were pulled off a bus by a gang, according to media reports. Haiti has witnessed more than 300 kidnappings already this year.
Afghan refugees in India say they are worried about their family members back home, as many are unable to leave the country. Ayaan Rashid, an Afghan refugee in India, says his family in Kabul tried to get out, but they could not. He says that under Taliban rule, women will have no rights and "the whole country for all women is a jail".
Triathlete Flora Duffy has made history as the first person from Bermuda to win gold at the Olympics. Her parents describe in an interview from Bermuda how they were blown away by the crowd watching her at a pub on the tiny island.
The chief of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, and 10 family members have been kidnapped. Police have deployed rescue operations in Kaduna state.
Watch till the very end to see how arguably the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world and UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman, translated the above sentence into English in this GuardianTV exclusive, in which he discusses life in and out of the octagon, his relationship with his parents and siblings, his daughter, and much more.
While in Nigeria, we think of shaving a widow's head as a strange funeral tradition, but these four traditions make that pale into nothing.
Nigeria’s renowned architect, Fola Alade died on Saturday at the age of 87 according to a statement released by his family. Alade was the brain behind architectural masterpieces including the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos; the National Stadium, Lagos; and the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square.
The charges come after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the murders "a terrorist attack motivated by hatred."
The 76-year-old had 39 wives and 94 children. The head of a Christian sect that practices polygamy, he and his family lived in a four-story house with 100 rooms.
When his father lost his job last year, Togi, then 16, wasted little time in looking for work himself. He ended up working at a fast food restaurant in a suburb of Washington, DC juggling the job with attending school held virtually as the world's largest Covid-19 outbreak tore through the United States.
The family has called on the White House and lawmakers to pass police reform legislation.
"It was great. He's a genuine guy...we just want this George Floyd Justice and Policing Act to be passed in the future," Floyd's younger brother, Philonise, tells reporters after he and other family members met privately with President Biden and Vice President Harris on the first anniversary of the African-American man's murder by police.