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Rave News Digest: Charly Boy Turns 70, New US Immigration Policy, Dele Alli + More

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Veteran singer, Charly Boy turns 70, Trump administration proposes new immigration policy, Dele Alli banned for one match. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

Boko Haram gunmen killed 81 people, kidnapped 7 people, and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria’s Borno state on Tuesday afternoon. The men attacked the village of Faduma Koloram, in the Gubio district of Borno state, starting about noon.

They arrived in vehicles and on motorcycles, shooting with AK-47s, razing the village and stealing 1,200 cattle and camels. A resident, a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member, and a soldier each confirmed the same account.

They said the men attacked because they suspected residents of sharing information on Boko Haram’s movements with security authorities.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…

1. Charly Boy expresses appreciation as he turns 70

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Charly Boy and Lady D

Nigerian singer, Charles Oputa who is popularly known as Charly Boy is celebrating as he turns 70 on June 19, and as part of his celebrations, he gave appreciation for his huge family. The veteran singer turned activist took to his Instagram page on Thursday, June 11, 2020, where he talked about his family.

According to Charly Boy, his 70 years have brought him nine children, (six from his previous marriages) and three from his present marriage to Diane Oputa also known as Lady D.

The music star went on to reveal that he has been married to her for over 40 years and they have sixteen grandchildren.

2. Judgment on EC’s decision to reject existing voters’ card in Ghana on June 23

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The Supreme Court will on June 23, this year deliver a judgment on whether or not the Electoral Commission (EC) is obliged by law to accept an existing voters’ card as a form of identification for the upcoming mass registration exercise.

A seven-member panel of the court presided over by the Chief Justice, fixed the date on Thursday morning during a hearing of a suit by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) challenging the EC’s decision to exclude an existing voters’ ID as a prerequisite for the registration exercise.

3. South African government to establish a National Council for Gender-Based Violence

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The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has announced that a National Council for Gender-Based Violence and Femicide will be established.

The establishment of the council comes at a crucial time when South Africa is, once again, battling the scourge of Gender-Based Violence in its communities. In the past week, two women by the names of Tshegofatso Pule and Naledi Phangindawo were brutally murdered.

As part of the government’s constant intervention to fight the scourge of Gender-Based Violence, the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) held its 2nd virtual meeting on 4 June — the same day Tshegofatso Pule was last seen alive.

4. New Trump admin proposal would make it harder for immigrants to claim asylum in the United States

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent gathers personal effects from immigrants before they were transferred to a McAllen processing center on in Los Ebanos, Texas

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to claim asylum in the U.S, even after the COVID-19 pandemic. If enacted after a public comment period, the rule would allow immigration judges to throw out asylum cases before holding a hearing.

During the coronavirus pandemic, nearly all asylum hearings have been postponed. The existing policy, however, says that immigrants are given an asylum hearing if they can prove to an asylum officer that they have a reasonable fear of persecution or torture if they are returned to their home country. The new rule would allow immigration judges to throw out an asylum seeker’s case if they think there are flaws in the application.

5. Dele Alli banned for one match over coronavirus post

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Dele Alli

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for one match by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus. Alli, 24, put a video on Snapchat in February in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.

The England international has also been fined £50,000 and ordered to undertake an education course. He will miss Spurs’ home match against Manchester United on 19 June.

The video posted by Alli showed him wearing a face mask in an airport lounge, before the camera moved to show a man of Asian appearance, and then zoomed in on a bottle of antiseptic handwash.


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