*Two kids die as Lagos building collapses during downpour (Punch) *Youths block Lekki-Epe highway, ground activities over bad roads (Guardian)

Two kids die as Lagos building collapses during downpour (Punch) Two yet-to-be-identified children lost their lives on Wednesday after being trapped in the rubble of a storey building that partially collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State.…

Air Peace leading Nigeria’s re-branding – Anambra

Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading air carrier, is leading Nigeria’s re-branding on the global stage, the Anambra State government has said. In a recent statement in Awka, the state capital, the Anambra government noted that there “is no individual or organisation…

India: Two held for killing children for ‘defecating in the open’ (BBC)

Two men in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have been arrested for allegedly killing two Dalit (formerly untouchables) children who were defecating in the open, police say. Roshni, 12, and Avinash, 10, were attacked on Wednesday while defecating…

Indian space scientists devastated after moon landing fails (Metro)

India’s prime minister has been consoling space scientists after a historic moon landing mission went awry. Isro (Indian Space Research Organisation) said on Saturday it had lost communication with its Vikram lander just moments before touchdown on the moon’s south…

Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girls (BBC)

A 73-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given birth to twin girls. Doctors delivered the twins, who were born following IVF treatment, on Thursday. “The mother and the babies are doing well,” Dr Uma Sankar,…

Pregnant India woman beaten over child kidnapping rumour (BBC)

A pregnant woman has been beaten by people who suspected her of kidnapping a child in the Indian capital Delhi. Police told the BBC that the woman, 25, was in a stable condition and that three people had been arrested.…

India declares 1.9m ‘illegal foreigners’ (BBC)

India has published the final version of a list which effectively strips about 1.9 million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they…

Modi ally says Indian opposition using witchcraft (Guardian)

A firebrand Indian monk-turned-lawmaker has suggested that political opponents are using “black magic” to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, after three top members died this month. “I met a holy man during the elections who warned that…

Girl, 4, dies after throat was slashed by kite string coated in glass (Metro)

A four-year-old girl has died after her throat was slit by a glass-coated kite as she was riding on a motorcycle with her father. The incident happened on Saturday in New Delhi, India, making it the second such case in…

India PM Narendra Modi vows to ‘restore’ Kashmir’s ‘past glory’ (BBC)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status would restore the region to its “past glory”. He said Kashmir will play an “important role” in India’s development during his Independence Day speech on…

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