Smallville’ actress Allison Mack arrested for alleged role in sex trafficking case

Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent’s clever confidant Chloe on CW’s “Smallville,” was indicted on Friday on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Justice Department. Mack’s arrest is related to her alleged involvement with an organization called Nxivm […]

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Facebook CEO under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended up […]

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Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

It is often a scramble to get a seat in on aIn our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani admires a teenager’s tenacity in tackling the harassment of pupils on the school commute. Allegations of physical or sexual abuse against teachers in Nigerian schools sometimes manage to grab […]

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Cameroon government cracks down on social media leaks

Three police officers are now behind bars awaiting trial in connection with that leakSixteen government employees have been detained in Cameroon for allegedly leaking official documentson social media since the start of the year. In an increasingly common phenomenon, the texts of President Paul Biya’s two most recent nationwide addresses were circulating before he even […]

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Good News: UN board appoints Nigerian, Bola Adesola as vice chairman

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Nigeria’s Bola Adesola to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of the UN Global Compact. Also appointed with Adesola is Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, to also serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of the UN body, the UN announced. Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on […]

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DR Congo president sacks 256 judges for not having law degrees

In 2009, President Kabila sacked more than 90 judges accused of taking bribesMore than 250 judges have been sacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo for not having a law degree, and corruption allegations. President Joseph Kabila “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not fulfil the conditions to function as magistrates”, Justice Minister Alexis […]

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