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The Stories You Need To Know: Lesotho PM’s Wife Shot, ICC Calls For Arrest Of Gaddafi’s Son, Tunisian Jailed For Smoking During Ramadan

A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning, and more stories.

LESOTHO – Just before the inauguration of her husband, incoming Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s wife was shot and killed. This has raised fears of political instability in the mountain kingdom. Read the full story here.


LIBYA–Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was released last week after six years of imprisonment. The International Criminal Court has since called for his arrest. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning. Taxis blocked major roads in the Gauteng province. Read the full story here.

TUNISIA–A man was sentenced to one month in prison for “public indecency” after he was caught smoking in public during the fasting season of Ramadan. Read the full story here.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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