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AFRICANGLOBE - A Michigan woman who said that four Black men kidnapped, raped and beat her for two days will spend a year behind bars for making the incident up. Leiha Ann-Sue Artman, 25, pleaded guilty to making a false report of a felony, a crime punishable by up to four years.
AFRICANGLOBE - The United States military said on Friday it is building a $100 million (£76.8 million) temporary base for surveillance drones in Agadez, central Niger, allegedly to help the West African country combat militant groups and protect its borders.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria expects its oil production rate to jump by 22% by the end of the year to 2.2m barrels per day (bpd) from current levels, its oil minister said on Monday, adding he hoped a force majeure on all its oil fields would be lifted by December or January.
AFRICANGLOBE - Namibians lashed out Friday at Germany for refusing to pay reparations for the genocide of their people a century ago, calling it a “phenomenal” insult to the victims’ descendants. Germany had not only apologised to the Jews for the Holocaust, but had also paid reparations, Rukoro said. “Because we have a different skin colour, the German government is saying to us: it’s only an apology and that’s it,”
AFRICANGLOBE - A 13-year-old teenage boy was forced to have his leg amputated after a school employee slammed him to the floor multiple times and then failed to provide medical treatment. According to his attorney, the boy left class for the main office to call his mother for a ride. “Behavioral specialist” Bryant Mosley stopped him and threw him to the ground three times to keep him from leaving. The violent confrontation occurred on the boy’s first day of school.
AFRICANGLOBE - An NYPD police officer shot and killed an “emotionally disturbed” 66-year-old woman, opting for his gun despite having a Taser. The woman was allegedly holding a baseball bat. The department says an investigation is under way.