Xenophobia: African envoys slam India over attacks on Nigerian students

African envoys in Delhi on Monday called the recent mob attacks on some Nigerian students near the national capital as “racial” and “xenophobic acts”. In a statement, the heads of African missions slammed the Indian government for failing to adequately condemn the violent incident. “No known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken” by the Indian government. “These reprehensible events, both outstanding and unresolved cases against Africans, were not sufficiently condemned by the Indian authorities,” the group said. It has agreed to “call for an independent investigation by the Human…

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

  Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday. “We understand Somali pirates hijacked a commercial Indian ship and (it is heading) towards Somalia shores,” Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, a former director of the anti-piracy agency in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region, said. Graeme Gibbon-Brooks of UK-based Dryad Maritime Security said industry sources had told him the vessel was en route to Bosasso from Dubai when it was hijacked on Saturday….

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Mourinho may sideline league if Man United fail to improve

  José Mourinho will field his strongest team in the Europa League to focus on qualifying for the Champions League qualification by winning the competition if results go against Manchester United in their next two games, against Everton and Sunderland. The goalless draw against a resolute West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday and Sunday’s draw between Arsenal and Manchester City left United fifth in the Premier League, five points behind City in fourth. United have a game in hand, though Pep Guardiola’s side have a superior goal difference…

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