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Community assistance sought by Kwanobuhle Detective

Uitenhage � Detectives from SAPS Kwanobuhle are investigating a case of murder, after the body of a 19-year-old male was found by community members on Saturday, 23 July 2017. Police were summoned to the scene at about 05:05 that was on the corners of Rixana- and Lawrence Vincqi Road, Kwanobuhle, where the victim was found with multiple stab wounds to his chest. The victim, Siyabulela Boyce (19) was identified by his next-of-kin on the same day.

Anyone who might be able to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect/s is requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Shaun Leonard on 071 687 2800, SAPS Kwanobuhle Detectives on 041 978 8800 or Crime Stop 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated confidentially.

Source: South African Police Service

Murder and robbery suspects arrested

Potchefstroom: Tomorrow, 15 January 2018, one suspect is expected to appear in the Leeudoringstad Magistrates’ Court for murder and another suspect will appear in the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court for house- and business robbery as soon as he is released …

Legal Pathways Needed to Stem Migrant Deaths on the Mediterranean

GENEVA �The U.N. refugee agency is calling for more resettlement places and other legal pathways to stop the alarmingly high number of deaths of refugees and migrants along the perilous Central Mediterranean Sea route from Libya to Italy.

This has been a particularly deadly beginning to the New Year. The International Organization for Migration reports 176 refugees and migrants have died while making the Mediterranean crossing from Libya to Italy in the first 10 days of this month. It notes only seven people died on this route during the same period last year.

IOM says the majority of survivors come from African countries, including the Gambia, Senegal, Sudan, Mali and Nigeria. Other survivors are from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

U.N. refugee spokesman, William Spindler, says the alarmingly high death toll is intolerable, and legal pathways for refugees to find safety must be found to end the ongoing spiral of tragedies. He says people take these long, dangerous journeys because they have no other option or alternative.

So, we need to find ways to providing alternatives for them before they undertake these journeys,” he said. “By the time they arrive in Libya, many of them have already suffered appalling abuse and huge dangers crossing the Saharan desert and so on.

Spindler says many lives can be saved if refugees are able to receive protection closer to their countries of origin. The UNHCR is calling for a comprehensive approach to help refugees and migrants seeking protection from persecution and war or in search of a better life through legal means, such as resettlement and family reunification.

It says nations also must deal with the root causes and drivers of refugee displacement, including lack of development, poor governance, human rights violations, and conflict.

Source: Voice of America

Provision of Vessels by Indigenous Contractors: Total Reaffirms Commitment to due process and Zero Tolerance for Corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following a petition from the Indigenous Vessels Operators Association of Nigeria to the Senate Committee on Local Content, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) and National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) attended a meeting with the Senate Committee on Local Content on the 9th of January at which […]