At least 10 dead in Guinea post-election violence

At least 10 people have died in post-election violence in Guinea, according to the country’s security minister. President Alpha Conde is currently leading according to results from the 14 constituencies announced by the electoral commission so far. There are 20 constituencies in total. The president’s challenger Cellou Dalein Diallou claimed victory and said the election […]

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Mauritius PM hits at UK over Chagos Islands control

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravin Jugnauth has hit out at the UK for refusing to return control of Chagos Islands to the island nation. Jugnauth described the UK and the US as “hypocrites” and “champions of double talk”. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague last year gave an advisory opinion ordering the UK […]

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Policemen arrested for attacking Nigeria protesters

The authorities in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, have arrested police officers who attacked protesters on Monday in ongoing demonstrations against police brutality. According to local media reports the four policemen had fired live ammunition at protesters in the city’s Surulere area. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, named the four policemen who he said were facing […]

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Uganda reopens schools for final year students

Schools in Uganda have reopened for final year students, seven months after all education institutions in the country were closed as a coronavirus preventive measure. Final year students in higher education institutions are also resuming face-to-face learning. The schools are required to put in place hand-washing and temperature checking facilities, and also ensure that the […]

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Twelve killed in western Ethiopia attack

Addis Ababa – At least 12 people have been killed in western Ethiopia state of Benishangul-Gumuz in the second round of violence in less than a week, said authorities. State spokesperson, Melese Beyene, said the violence was a “conflict among individuals” and that arrests were made. But according to a senior official from the opposition […]

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Scepticism after Nigeria abolishes hated police unit

Lagos – Campaigners in Nigeria have responded with scepticism to the announcement that a police unit, widely accused of brutality, has been disbanded. Protesters had called for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, to be broken up. But they are not happy that its officers are being redeployed to other units rather being disciplined. In […]

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Ruling party sued for locking out women from top posts

A group of activists in South Sudan have taken the ruling party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to the Supreme Court for what they call a “violation” of women’s constitutional rights. They accuse the party of not respecting the constitution and provisions of the September 2018 Revitalised Peace Agreement which grant a 35% gender quota […]

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