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American-Israelis explain how they cast their votes in the US election

American, Israeli flags. (photo credit: REUTERS) Four Trump supporters and four Biden supporters explain how they voted and what Israeli and American issues they voted on.Eight American-Israelis who voted or are voting in the US Presidential electionsnext week explained why they voted the way they voted in a video compiled by the Jerusalem Press Club. The video features four men who explain why they are voting for US President Trump and three women and one man who explain why they chose to vote for Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. The people in the video touched on issues relating to Israel and to the US. Some of those supporting Biden are doing so because he is "not Trump." Despite the fact that one woman described Biden as "moderately adequate and acceptably ok," it was important for her to "get [Trump] out of office and restore some hope to the country."

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Nigerian Army Denies Shooting Protesters, Says Lagos Govt Requested Military Intervention

The Nigerian Army has insisted that soldiers did not shoot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State.Although they admitted that soldiers were deployed to ‘restore normalcy’ in the area, the Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division, Army Public Relations, Osoba Olaniyi in a statement on Tuesday, described reports of a massacre by the officers as “untrue, unfounded, and aimed at causing anarchy in the country”.Olaniyi also stated that the decision to involve the military was taken by the Lagos State Government after a 24-hour curfew was imposed.“From the onset of the onset #EndSARS, there was no time personnel of the 81 Division, Nigerian Army Lagos, were involved,” the statement read.“This was a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released, and weapons carted away.“The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that the LASG requested for the military to intervene in ord…

Nigerian Man Jailed For Fraud In United States, To Refund $1.6m

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that laundered $1.7m from United States companies through a Business Email Compromise scheme otherwise known as Alibaba.In addition to the jail term, US District Court in Austin Texas also mandated 33-year-old Nosa Onaghise to refund $1.6m of the stolen money; pay $230,000 in fines and forfeit $14,282.50 found in his account.Nosa OnaghiseAccording to, Onaghise will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison term.Court records show Onaghise was indicted with four other Nigerians, who are already serving terms in the US for stealing over $10m between 2016 and 2019. The conspirators were able to take out $6m out of the loot before US law enforcement stopped further transfers.The other four co-conspirators are Bamiyi Omale ( serving 135 months in jail); Chinonso Agbaji (78 months); Igho Calaba (30 months); and Chibuzor Uba (36 months).Earlier in 2018, Onaghise h…

Turkey to take steps over French caricature of Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the re-opening of the Ottoman-era Yildiz Hamidiye mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, August 4, 2017 (photo credit: MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) The cartoon on the cover of Charlie Hebdo, showed Erdogan sitting in a white T-shirt and underpants, holding a canned drink along with a woman wearing an Islamic hijab.Turkey will take all legal and diplomatic steps needed in response to a caricature of President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Turkey's Communications Directorate said on Wednesday. Top Turkish officials condemned the caricature, calling it a "disgusting effort" to "spread its cultural racism and hatred." State media later reported that Turkish prosecutors had launched an investigation into Charlie Hebdo's executives.
"Our people should have no doubt that all necessary legal and diplomatic steps will be taken against the caricature in question. Our battle against these rude, ill-in…

Tanzanian General Election is Conducted amidst Fear of Oppositions' Attack

Reports from Nairobi said there was a “lot of concern from ordinary Tanzanian people”, who were worried what might happen if the opposition “senses defeat”. “We have been hearing very aggressive  word from the opposition in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar using very aggressive tones,” Soi added.“Everyone has the duty to protect the legitimacy of this general election,” The Citizen newspaper said in an opinion article on Wednesday, reminding readers that “for decades, Tanzania has been an island of peace”.The opposition faces a major challenge in trying to unseat the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, as 15 presidential candidates seek a win, splitting support. ‘Climate of fear’Tanzania Elections Watch, a regional initiative of prominent personalities, has pointed out hate speech and intimidation of candidates and said the election would be flawed if held under current conditions.“There are legitimate concerns that the heavy police and army deployment across Zanzibar is intimidating reside…