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Taliban hold military parade with U.S.-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

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Taliban hold military parade with U.S. made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

Taliban forces held a military parade in Kabul on Sunday using captured American-made armoured vehicles and Russian helicopters in a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army.

The Taliban operated as insurgent fighters for two decades but have used the large stock of weapons and equipment left behind when the former Western-backed government collapsed in August to overhaul their forces.

The parade was linked to the graduation of 250 freshly trained soldiers, defence ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi said.

The exercise involved dozens of U.S.-made M117 armoured security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major Kabul road with MI-17 helicopters patrolling overhead. Many soldiers carried American made-M4 assault rifles.

Most of the weapons and equipment the Taliban forces are now using are those supplied by Washington to the American-backed government in Kabul in a bid to construct an Afghan national force capable of fighting the Taliban.

Those forces melted away with the fleeing of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani from Afghanistan – leaving the Taliban to take over major military assets.

Taliban officials have said that pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan National Army would be integrated into a new force, which has also started wearing conventional military uniforms in place of the traditional Afghan clothing normally worn by their fighters.

According to a report late last year by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), the U.S. government transferred to the Afghan government more than $28 billion worth of defence articles and services, including weapons, ammunition, vehicles, night-vision devices, aircraft, and surveillance systems, from 2002 to 2017.

Some of the aircraft were flown into neighbouring Central Asian Countries by fleeing Afghan forces, but the Taliban have inherited other aircraft. It remains unclear how many are operational.

As the U.S. troops departed, they destroyed more than 70 aircraft, dozens of armoured vehicles and disabled air defences before flying out of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport following a chaotic evacuation operation.

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Watch| Wife Slaps Husband During Live Radio Show For Accusing Her of Keeping Feaces, Urine in Their Room

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A marital issue between a husband and his wife took an abusive twist during a live radio show.

The disgruntled Ghanaian husband and wife were invited to air their grievances and settle their issue, but it took a drastic turn when the woman assaulted the man.

As the man accused his wife of keeping urine and faeces in their room during the live radio show, he received a resounding slap on his cheek from her. The woman repeatedly accused her husband of trying to embarass her in public.

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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu on Forbes most powerful women 2021 list

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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women in 2021.

The list which includes politicians, celebrities, and businesswomen have been compiled for the past 18 years with billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott taking top position this year.

Scott is the third richest woman in the world, but it’s her unfettered access to that money—and her determination to donate it in a way that is meaningful and revolutionary—that puts her above the competition.

“We are all attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change,” Scott said this summer.

Just behind her at number 2 is US vice president Kamala Harris, she has moved up one spot swapping places with Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank who is in the third spot.

The publisher says that while the people on the 18th annual list of the World’s 100 ‘Most Powerful Women’ come from 30 countries and territories and work across finance, technology, politics, philanthropy, entertainment, and more, they are united by a sense of duty.

According to the editor, Maggie McGrath, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been instrumental in implementing Covid protocols in Tanzania.

“All of these women represent the driving thesis behind the compilation of the list: it’s not just enough to have money or a position of power.  A person must be doing something with their fortune, voice, or public platform,” reads part of the statement.

The list also includes Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, whose outspoken adherence to freedom and democracy in the face of increased pressure from China vaulted her 28 spots to number Nine.

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Watch As Nigerian Businessman Caught Trying To Travel Out With $87K Belonging to Investors

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One Daniel Mbanasor, a businessman, has been nabbed after he tried to leave the country with $87k [N36.6 million] which belongs to investors.

A victim identified as Ose Ọjị Crucifiso De.Cross on Facebook, narrated how he was nearly swindled of the money he had gotten from investors.

He said he paid the money to Mbanasor to deliver goods only for him to disappear with the N36m.

De.Cross’ shared a video of Mbanasor being confronted after he was caught and wrote;

”Dear esteemed investors/friends,

I wish to thank you all for finding me worthy to entrust your hard earned money into my care in this hard economy.

This past few months have been such a challenging one for me.

It was actually an overwhelming situation for me but be that as it may, I am very much pleased to tell you that everything is under control.

What happened is that Mr. Daniel Mbanasor , one of my sole product suppliers dubiously withheld the money that I paid to him for products, up to the tune sum of 36.6 million.

He went into hiding and has been giving me excuses upon excuses from his hideout, while making arrangements to get a visa and run away from the country with my investors money.

The good news is that he has been arrested last week and efforts is being made to retrieve the money with him and pay back to the owners accordingly.

Dear esteemed investors and friends, once again, I wish to thank each and everyone of you who has stood patiently by me through this trying times and I also wish to plead with you to accord me a little more time to follow the case with Mr. Daniel Mbanasor, as we hope to retrieve every dime in his possession, so we can be able to balance up.

I, Ose Ọjị Crucifiso De.Cross has not and will never run away with your money.

Attached, are pictures and videos of the arrest of Mr. Daniel Mbanasor.

Thank you once again as I assure you all that we will come out of this stronger.”

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