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BREAKING:Cameroon main opposition leader arrested over ‘illegal protests’

Prof. Maurice Kamto, Cameroon’s main opposition leader has reportedly been arrested, his party and rights activist in the Central African country confirmed on Monday, January 28. Kamto who is leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, CRM, has been taken to an unknown destination according to a lawyer in the Anglophone region, Agbor Nkongho. Even though […]

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Ethiopia to prosecute ex-Somali region president for plotting civil war

Ethiopia’s attorney general has concluded investigations into crimes committed in the Somali state, announcing on Friday that the former head of the region and dozens of other officials are to be charged with plotting to incite a civil war and ordering abuses including beheadings. Abdi Mohammed Omer was arrested after three days of deadly violence […]

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Buhari suspends Nigeria’s chief justice, opposition cries foul

Nigeria’s president on Friday suspended the country’s chief justice, triggering protests from the opposition who described his actions as a ‘judicial coup’ and an ‘act of dictatorship’. The former military ruler, 76, is seeking re-election at polls on February 16, against a backdrop of mounting concern about vote-buying and violence. Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, who […]

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Zimbabwe’s president declares Oliver Mtukudzi a National Hero

Zimbabwe’s fallen Afro-jazz icon, Oliver Mtukudzi was on Thursday declared a National Hero by the country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Following Mtukudzi’s death on Wednesday, several Zimbabweans petitioned the government to bestow upon him the honor, that is historically reserved only for the ruling party elite. “He was an expression of Zimbabwean identity, a man of […]

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Tshisekedi sworn in as new president of DR Congo

-Tshisekedi took the oath of office flanked by outgoing head of state Joseph Kabila -Felix Tshisekedi, the new Democratic Republic of Congo president. PHOTO: John Wessels/ AFP Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly […]

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UAE, Turkey, Qatar, Russia pledge support for Sudan’s embattled govt

Sudan’s government has received much needed economic support from the United Arab Emirates, in addition to offers of support from Qatar, Russia and Turkey, even as fresh protests are planned for Thursday. Following more than a month of anti-government protests, Sudan’s oil minister, Azhari Abdel Qader, said on Wednesday, that the support included offers of […]