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Liberia president defends one-year record, despite opposition attacks

Liberian president George Weah has defended his first year in office stressing that the government’s performance indicated that they had neither disappointed or failed the people. Weah in delivering his state of the nation address on Monday evening also fended off opposition criticisms of failed promises and superintending over a poor economy leading to hardships […]

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Zimbabwe unions threaten new strike, amid wage talks deadlock

Public sector unions gave Zimbabwe’s government a 48-hour ultimatum to make a new salary offer or face a strike after wage negotiations reached a deadlock, raising the prospect of more unrest following this month’s violent protests. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure to deliver on pre-election promises to revive an economy wrecked during the tenure […]

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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 […]