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AFRICANGLOBE - At least 717 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said, as the death toll continued to rise. The head of the Central Hajj Committee, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, blamed the stampede on “some pilgrims from African nationalities,” Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV channel reported.
Saudi Arabia on Friday began expelling over a thousand female Nigerian pilgrims from the country because they had arrived without male guardians, the first...