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Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

– Advertisement – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone region. Twelve children were also injured in the attack which took place on Saturday. The attack took place in a region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017. The attack has been widely condemned and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. President Biya said Saturday’s shooting was a “barbaric and…

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Several injured in clashes between party supporters in Ghana

– Advertisement – Several people are injured in clashes between supporters of Ghana’s two major political parties in one of the suburbs of the capital Accra. It is unclear what triggered the clashes between the supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC at a constituency called Odododiodio. The area is one of the over four thousand flash points for electoral violence identified by Ghana’s Police service with a few weeks to the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Local media reports suggest that the opposition party supporters were embarking on a…

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Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

“We are still going to refer the matter to the constitutional court, without having too many expectations,” Mr Diallo told Agence France-Presse. – Advertisement – He added that “We are going to protest against this electoral hold-up through the street. We are in the process of building a case, which is very difficult since our office is occupied, we don’t have access to our documents, but we are nevertheless going to refer the matter to the constitutional court.” Meanwhile the ruling party has asked the opposition to desist from violence…

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Guinea: At least 10 killed in deadly post-election violence

– Advertisement – Post-election violence in Guinea has led to the death of at least 10 people, according to the country’s security minister. Results from the 14 constituencies out of 34 puts incumbent President Alpha Condé in the lead over his main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallou. But Cellou Dalein Diallou had earlier claimed victory and decried “anomalies” with results being announced by the electoral commission. In a statement, the security ministry blamed the deaths on shootings and stabbings in the capital Conakry and elsewhere in the country. “This strategy of…

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Guinea Election: Alpha Conde leads as opposition decries fraud

– Advertisement – Preliminary results of Guinea presidential election puts the incumbent Alpha Conde ahead for four of the country’s 38 voting districts. The results were released by electoral commission chair Kabinet Cisse late Tuesday showing that President Conde has a strong lead. Kabinet Cissé, the Electoral Commission Chief, read out the results as follows, “Professor Alpha Condé, RPG-Arc-en-ciel, votes obtained: 104,450, or 49.13%. Mamadou Cellou Dalein Diallo, UFDG, 85.658, or 40,29%.” But Alpha Conde’s main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo who had claimed victory earlier on Monday has dismissed the…

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Hillary Clinton tells Buhari, Nigerian army to stop killing protesters

– Advertisement – Former US Secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has asked Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s army to stop killing protesters. In a statement on twitter, Clinton called “on President Buhari and the Nigerian army to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.“ I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2020 Her statement comes amid reports of soldiers shooting peaceful and unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. There have been reports of many…

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AU, Ecowas condemned for keeping mute on crisis in Nigeria

– Advertisement – The African Union and West African regional bloc Ecowas have been condemned widely by many Africans for keeping silent on ongoing violence in Nigeria. Protesters in Nigeria have been demanding at end to police brutalities forcing the government to disband the notorious police unit called the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The government then replaced the disbanded unit with a new one called the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) to carry out the duties handled by the Sars. Protests have however continued for days with citizens not…

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Meet Eritrean refugee, cleaner now New Zealand’s first African MP

– Advertisement – New Zealand now has its first African member of parliament and it happens to be a former Eritrean refugee. Ibrahim Omer achieved this feat in the country’s just ended election in which the Labour Party had its biggest victory in 50 years. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. Ibrahim first fled Eritrea in 2003 into a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. He spent years in those UN-run refugee camps working as an interpreter, until he was detained…

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Gambia reopens its borders after closure over Covid-19

– Advertisement – The government of The Gambia has announced that borders have now been reopened after a six-month lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s Banjul airport will however remain closed till October 31 due to construction work. The announcement on Friday is part of efforts to re-open the country’s economy and return life to normalcy. A statement from the government said “Travellers destined to The Gambia shall show evidence of Negative PCR Test Results conducted not more 72 hours prior to arrival.” It adds that “Isolation is…

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Founder of Nigeria’s notorious police unit SARS ‘feels guilty’

– Advertisement – Fulani Kwajafa founded the recently disbanded and hated police unit the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in 1984. But years later the unit has become a point of hate and agitations among the citizens its officers were supposed to protect. Members of the SARS unit were accused of committing extrajudicial killings and torture. Recent killings carried out allegedly by some of the members of SARS sparked protests in Nigeria, receiving support globally. Kwajafa told the BBC that he feels sad and guilty about the notorious image of the…

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