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North Korea Launches third Suspected Missile in just over a Week

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North Korea Launches third Suspected Missile in just over a Week

Author: Eunice Johnson

North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons.

The launches follow a series of weapons tests in 2021 that underscored how North Korea is continuing to expand its military capabilities during a self-imposed pandemic lockdown and deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea fired what likely was a ballistic missile from the area of its northern Jagang province. It said the weapon flew 700 kilometers (434 miles) at a maximum speed of around Mach 10 before landing in waters off its eastern coast.

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The launch is a “clear violation” of U.N. Security Council resolutions and demonstrated a more advanced capability than North Korea’s previous launch last week. The North’s state media described that launch as a successful test of a hypersonic missile, a type of weaponry it claimed to have first tested in September.

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Netflix Denied Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

Netflix must answer a defamation case over its hit series The Queen’s Gambit, a US judge has ruled. The streaming giant is accused of misrepresenting “one of the most significant career achievements” of chess master Nona Gaprindashvili.

 

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Lawyers said the error had “tarnished (her) personal and professional reputation” around the world. The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy is the fictional story of the female chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. However, it features references to real life competitors including Gaprindashvili.

In the final episode, a commentator compares Harmon’s achievements to Gaprindashvili’s, but says the latter “never faced men” in competition.

Netflix said that “no reasonable viewer would have understood the line to convey a statement of fact”, according to legal documents seen by PA, as it was an “entirely fictional work”.

It added the show’s millions of viewers would require “knowledge of competitive Soviet chess in the 1960s” to understand the alleged defamation.

 

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US Pledges To Support Nigeria’s Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The United States’ government has pledged to support Nigeria in its efforts to combat modern-day slavery and all forms of human trafficking and smuggling.

 

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Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Kathleen FlitzGibbon, said this Thursday, at an event organised to commemorate the 2022 National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The event, with the theme “Improving awareness on Human Trafficking and increasing Reportage of Cases’, held in collaboration with the DEVATOP Center for African Development.

According to FlitzGibbon, human trafficking has taken various forms and is also known as modern-day slavery which requires collaborative efforts to effectively tackle.

 

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Rwanda To Reopen Uganda Land Border After Three-Year Closure

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

Rwanda said Friday it will reopen its land border with Uganda at the end of the month after a three-year closure, a major breakthrough in efforts to repair ties between the neighbors.

 

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The move follows a visit to Kigali last weekend by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, during which he and Rwandan President Paul Kagame pledged to restore relations.

The border between the two East African nations was closed in February 2019 as political tensions between Kigali and Kampala rose, devastating two-way trade.

Rwanda’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the main Gatuna border post, known as Katuna in Uganda, would reopen on January 31.

 

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