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Venezuelan’s government set free Judge,journalist, 20 students

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WHY THE CRISIS IN VENEZUELA?

An estimated three million people have fled Venezuela in search of better life.

President Nicolás Maduro was accuse of rigging the general election and misconduct that has collapsed Venezuelans economy,

On 23 January, the opposition leader Mr Guaidó declared himself acting president

After his announcement to assume the powers of the executive branch, Not surprisingly, the inter-min President has not taking his moves lightly,

and such has cause tension in the region.

Twenty-two people released by Venezuela’s government on Thursday include the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar,

the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

Bachelet gave their two names in remarks to journalists after the U.N. Human Rights Council held a debate on her report of a visit to Venezuela in June.

The other 20 are students, a spokeswoman told Reuters.

Afiuni, detained in 2009 after former President Hugo Chavez demanded she be imprisoned, has been under house arrest since 2011.

A court issued a five-year jail sentence in March.

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Zimbawe’s doctor goes missing after masterminding strike

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Fearless Zimbabwe’s minister of health has called on the government to address insecurity lapses that has lead to the disappearance Peter Magombeyi, the head of a doctor’s union, who disappeared on Saturday.

Fears are rising over the fate of Zimbabwe medical doctor Dr Peter Magombeyi after he sent a message to say he had been abducted in that country by unknown persons – apparently for demanding a “living wage”.

An AFP report earlier on Sunday quoted the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) as saying Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been “kidnapped by three men”.

Zimbabwe doctors, who earn a miserly equivalent of about R3 000 are on strike to press for better wages, equipment and medicines in state hospitals.

The ZHDA has reportedly accused state security forces of abducting the doctor because of his role in organising work stoppages.

This week some doctors said the death of deposed Robert Mugabe, 95, in a Singapore hospital on 6 September was an indication of how bad health services in Zimbabwe

“Dr Magombeyi’s crime is only to ask for a living wage for his profession. This is a reflection of the troubles born out of refusal to implement Political Reforms.”

The Zimbabwe government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa has not publicly commented on the doctor’s disappearance

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South Africans ask Nigerians for forgiveness as they troop out in masses

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Say no to Xenophobia, South Africans troop out in masses carrying banner and asking for forgiveness from Nigerians after weeks of xenophobic attacks.

The south Africans sangs as they marched through the street and also held up a banner which called for unity among Africans, week after the attack which led to destruction of properties and looting of shops owned by foreigners.

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