Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Nigerian forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos – Eyewitnesses

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Protests against police brutality in Lagos turned bloody on Tuesday despite a state-wide curfew, with eyewitnesses telling CNN that multiple demonstrators have been shot by...

Guinea’s opposition leader declares election win

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Guinea's opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, has declared himself winner of Sunday's presidential election ahead of the official announcement of results. Mr Diallo told journalists...

Campaigning begins for Ivory Coast’s presidential race

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Campaigning begins on Thursday in Ivory Coast ahead of a presidential election on 31 October. Opposition parties have called for civil disobedience to protest against...

Bobi Wine ‘arrested during raid at party’s office’

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Uganda's opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, was arrested during a police raid at his party's office on Wednesday, his lawyer...

Nigerian government bows to pressure, disbands SARS

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Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has been disbanded. Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, made the announcement on Sunday afternoon. This follows days of a nationwide...

NIGERIA: Serial killer sentenced to die in Port Harcourt

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A man who killed nine women in a case that caused outrage in Nigeria has been sentenced to death in the southern city of...

Mali releases detained former Prime Minister

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The authorities in Mali have announced the release of a dozen political and military figures arrested during a coup in August. They include the former...

Cameroon minister’s phone hacked

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Cameroon's Mining Minister Gabriel Dodo Ndoké has said that hackers have taken over his phone number. The minister warned all his contacts not to respond...

Covid: Donald Trump and Melania test positive

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US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating. Mr Trump, aged 74...

Civilian leader sworn in after Mali coup

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Mali's new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked...