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Newsline: Philippines diplomat’s son alleges sodomy by classmate at school in New Delhi

A Class 5 student of a well-known school in New Delhi has alleged that he was sodomised by his classmate at school. The fathers of both the accused and the victim are diplomats at different embassies in the capital. A case has been registered. The issue surfaced when the victim’s father, who works with the Philippines embassy, contacted South Campus police station to lodge a complaint. The officer told police that his son looked disturbed during his summer vacations. When the worried father questioned his son, he ‘broke down’ and narrated the whole incident alleging sexual assault. The boy also requested his father against reporting the incident to police. Police investigations revealed that the accused is the son of an officer working with the embassy of Angola. The investigators also said that the family of the accused had also attempted to file a complaint. Their statement claimed that it was their son, who was assaulted by the victim. But medical reports did not support it. Police accepted the complaint.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/delhi-filipino-diplomats-son-alleges-sodomy-by-classmate-school-732415

Newsline: South Sudan’s diplomat stripped of cash at Cairo airport

South Sudan’s Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, who was denied leaving Cairo with thousands of U.S dollars on him has finally left Egypt bound for Abuja without some of the money.Mawien Makol, an official of the Foreign Affairs ministry told journalists that Deputy Ambassador, Riek Puok was carrying with him nearly $17,000 in cash while boarding a flight at the Cairo International Airport bound for Nigeria on Sunday when he was stopped at the foot of the aircraft. He said the authorities in Cairo refused to allow the diplomat to leave with the cash given that Egyptian travel regulations prohibit travelers from carrying more than $10,000.

http://journalducameroun.com/en/ssudanese-diplomat-stripped-of-cash-at-cairo-airport/

Newsline: Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar

Niger, on Saturday, said it had recalled its ambassador to Qatar, in solidarity with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, which cut ties with Doha on Monday. In a statement, Niger’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the decision was made, in solidarity with the four states that have banned their citizens from traveling to Doha. They have since closed off their airspace, territorial waters and land borders to Qatari vehicles, aircraft and ships. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE announced their decision to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar on 5th June. Later, Yemen, the interim Libyan government, the Maldives, Mauritius, Comoros and Mauritania also severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. This was followed by Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar, and Senegal recalling its ambassador in Doha for consultations.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/qatar-crisis/niger-recalls-ambassador-to-qatar

Newsline: Libya’s ambassador to Spain dies

The Libyan ambassador to Spain, Mohammed Al-Faqih Saleh, died in the Spanish capital, Madrid, on Saturday. According to sources, the Libyan ambassador died of cancer after a long battle against the disease. Mohammed Al-Faqih Saleh started his job as Libya’s ambassador to Spain in 2012.

http://www.libyanexpress.com/libyas-ambassador-to-spain-dies/

Newsline: Nigerians protests US police ‘violation’ of embassy

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington has protested to the U.S. Government over the violation of its premises by U.S. police following fracas between two local workers. The Acting Ambassador/Charge d’Affaires, Hakeem Balogun, told the News Agency of Nigeria that a “protest note” had been transmitted to the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Balogun condemned the violation of diplomatic protocol over altercation by two embassy drivers. “We have sent a protest note in respect of the entrance by the police into the embassy. It is against diplomatic protocols. “They are not supposed to enter the embassy. The protest letter is in respect of the entrance of the police into the embassy,” Mr. Balogun said. The Nigerian envoy also said that he “has since taken appropriate and timely, administrative and diplomatic steps to address the incident. “These measures include the immediate and indefinite suspension of the two local staff members involved in the fracas. Mr. Balogun dismissed the publication by a Nigerian newspaper alleging that “the United States police was called in to restore order in the Embassy as a result of ‘a physical fight’. The ambassador also described as baseless, claims that the fracas took place “in the full glare of dozens of guests and visa applicants”.

http://naija247news.com/2017/05/26/nigerians-protests-u-s-police-violation-of-embassy/

Newsline: South African embassy staff accused of bribery in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans seeking work or study permits in South Africa have called for the censure of two South African embassy officials, whom they accuse of demanding bribes to process their permits. The two were identified as Mrs Grace Segkole and a Mr Malebogo. Some of the victims of the alleged corruption, who spoke to The Herald said the two officials should either be reassigned or relieved of their duties.

http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-111021.html

Newsline: US Police Called to Restore Order as Fight Erupts at Nigerian Embassy in Washington

Chaos broke out at a department inside the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington D.C. United States after two officials of the embassy began fighting. The officials are Mr. Robert Mumford Ditto, a Filipino and one Saka Ologele from Nigeria. Apparently left fuming after an argument, Ditto, angrily threw a chair at Ologele. Some officials of the embassy tried to engage with the men but the situation then escalated into a physical fight, in the full glare of dozens of guests and visa applicants. Ditto called in agents from the Washington Capitol Secret Service Police to deal with the commotion. No fewer than five police officers arrived and made their way into the embassy to restore order and calm panicky guests and visa applicants. It took the timely intervention of acting Ambassador, Mr. Hakeem Balogun, to prevent the secret service agents from arresting the officials. The acting ambassador has suspended the duo indefinitely.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/05/24/us-police-called-to-restore-order-as-fight-erupts-at-nigerian-embassy-in-washington/