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Suspect in killing of Tallahassee activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, arrested in Orange County

By KATIE RICE | ORLANDO SENTINEL

A 49-year-old man suspected in the killings of two women in Tallahassee, including 19-year-old activist Oluwatoyin Salau, was arrested Sunday in Orange County, according to records. Aaron Glee Jr. was arrested by the Orlando Police Department on warrants out of Leon County for homicide and kidnapping, according to the Orange County Jail.

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Oluwatoyin Salau, Black Lives Matter activist found dead in apparent homicide

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio | The New York Times

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist whose disappearance this month led to a desperate search after she sent a series of tweets describing a sexual assault has been found dead in Tallahassee, Fla., the police said Monday.

Oluwatoyin Salau seems to have Nigerian heritage.

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Dying Canadian Begs his government to Let Kenyan Wife Visit Him in Canada

By EDDY MWANZA | Kenyans.co.ke

Patrick Kinsella, a retired youth services manager with the Ontario government, Canada, on June 8, issued a dying plea to his government to have his Kenyan wife, Mary Otieno Atieno, visit him before he passes on. Speaking to the media, Kinsella, who has had seven heart attacks since 2011 due to a hereditary heart condition, expressed his hopes that the immigration officials would grant his wife, and his 10-year-old stepson, Ramsey Dickson, 10, temporary residence visas to spend his remaining time with him in Canada.

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Full George Floyd Autopsy Report Released, Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19

By CBS Minnesota

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has released their full and final autopsy report on the death of George Floyd, noting that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but it was not a contributing factor in his death. The office’s final diagnoses states Floyd “became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) Emergency Department, but could not be resuscitated.”

Respected pathologists like Dr. Bennett Umalu had raised concerns about the findings of a preliminary report.

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Rwandan engineers to help drone firm, Zipline, establish foothold in United States

Drone firm, Zipline, has received the green light from United State regulators to operate flights to deliver much-needed supplies and personal protective equipment in the US. Zipline had struggled to find a foothold in America but it has vast operations in Africa and the company is now relying on some African engineers, including those from Rwanda, to train their new staff in America.

By Julius Bizimungu | The New Times

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U.S., Nigeria Square Up for Tussle Over African Bank Chief

By Katarina Hoije and Leanne de Bassompierre | Bloomberg

The U.S. and Nigeria are facing off in a dispute over whether allegations against the head of the African Development Bank should be investigated a second time, exposing a fault-line between the West and the continent over the issue.

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Present and former African presidents condemn George Floyd killing

By BBC

Former African presidents have condemned the killing of George Floyd as violent protests continue in the US following his death in police custody. The Forum of Former Heads of State and Government has urged African countries to “raise a strong protest” to the killing and demand that the “perpetrators of this crime and all other crimes of this sort be punished in the strongest terms”, according to a statement released by former Beninese President Nicéphore Soglo.

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Dr Benneth Omalu disagrees with Hennepin Medical Examiner over cause of death of George Floyd

By Ebimo Amungo

As protests erupt all over America over the killing of George Floyd, renowned Nigerian-born pathologist, Benneth Omalu, has expressed extreme disappointment with findings of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on the George Floyd case, calling it “Professional buffoonery at its best.”

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