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  • Footballer drops DEAD on pitch shortly after scoring goal in Tanzania

    Horrific moment footballer, 19, drops DEAD on the pitch shortly after scoring a goal and celebrating with elaborate dancing

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    A horrifying video shows the moment a 19-year-old professional footballer died suddenly on the pitch, just minutes after scoring for his team and celebrating with an elaborate dance routine.

    Despite frantic efforts to save Ismail Mrisho Khalfan, the teenager was declared dead before he reached hospital.

    Khalfan was playing for Tanzanian club Mbao FC’s under 20 team when the tragedy happened.

    It is thought he suffered a heart attack after a routine tackle.

    He was seen rolling onto his back after going to ground, and the referee stopped the match after realising there was something seriously wrong.

    Team paramedics lifted his legs to keep the flow of blood to his heart.

    Just minutes earlier, he had opened the scoring in a match against hosts Mwadui FC, in the Kagera region of north west Tanzania.

    Delighted teammates joined him in doing a ‘worm dance’.

    He was rushed to the Bukoba Regional Government Hospital after the sickening incident, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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  • Inside a Trump Chinese shoe factory: 100,000 pairs of footwear branded with Ivanka’s name have been made at huge facility (but now it’s moving to Africa!)

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    • Donald Trump has railed at politicians for allowing US manufacturing jobs to be moved abroad to China
    • But 100,000 pairs of shoes bearing his daughter Ivanka’s name have been made in Dongguan, China
    • The Huajian company is now moving production to Africa because labor there is evencheaper
    • It can employ five Ethiopians at its factory near Addis Ababa for the price of one Chinese worker

    Donald Trump has pledged to bring long-lost American manufacturing jobs back from China.

    But he may be too late – even for products that bear his family name.

    A Chinese company that makes shoes for his daughter’s fashion line is moving production to Africa, where labor is much cheaper.

    Workers on a production line at the Huajian factory in Dongguan, southern China, where Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been made over the years

    Night-shift workers at the Huajian shoe factory, where about 100,000 pairs of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been made over the years, in Dongguan, south China

    The billionaire tycoon has frequently accused China of stealing US jobs through unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, while simultaneously relying on the country to make Trump-branded goods.

     

    But the kind of work that goes into making such products may never return to America, says the president of major footwear producer Huajian Group.

    Zhang Huarong, speaking in his office in the southern factory hub of Dongguan, said: ‘Some manufacturers can’t even survive in China any more.’

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  • High-profile cardiologist convicted on corruption charges implicated in deadly prison fire

    Dr. Fikru Maru, the high-profile cardiologist who was convicted on corruption charges, was indicted along with 37 other suspects for starting the deadly fire that broke out in the Qilinto federal penitentiary on September 3 that led to the death of 23 inmates and razed property worth 15 million Birr.

    In a charge filed with the 19th Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court the federal Attorney General accused the suspects of violating Articles 32 and 38 of the Revised Criminal Code as well as Article 3 of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009. The indictment states that the defendants were under custody on charges of carrying out the mission given to them by the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ginbot 7 and Al-Shabaab, groups designated as terrorists by Parliament, with the aim of pressuring the government.

    The charge further reads that the defendants, intent on instigating a riot inside Qilinto so as to break out and join the terror groups, had engaged beginning January 2016 in recruiting and organizing inmates for said purpose.  It accuses the suspects of raising money from abroad and prisoners jailed in local prisons to finance what they called the “terror and gang group”, a group comprised of inmates charged with serious offences, to perpetrate the riot.

    Dr. Fikru, 66, is accused of financing the “terror and gang group” to the tune of 70,000 Birr and giving instructions to the group to carry out the insurrection. The group is said to have organized the defendants under cells and exchanged information through encrypted codes. Though it had planned to set off the riot in March 2016, it put off its plans because members of the OLF and Ginbot 7 who were anticipated to join Qilinto as inmates did not, according to the charge.

    The defendants allegedly conspired to murder inmates they suspected of ratting on them to prison authorities and beat them to death with steel bars. They then abducted and disarmed prison officers who were conducting a routine a head count, freed prisoners and set prison cells on fire.

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