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Nigeria: ‘Nigerian Youths Are Bruised, We Need Their Forgiveness’

The former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke has asserted that Nigerian youth were badly bruised and their scares must be healed before the Nation can move forward. Duke said the older generation who were leading the country need the forgiveness of the youths adding that the trust deficit must be bridged in…

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Nigeria: Military Arrest Scores for Vandalising, Looting Public Properties in Jos

The Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH),maintaining peace in Plateau has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in Jos. The Commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, presented the suspects to newsmen on Sunday in Jos. Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour…

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    Kenya: Kenyan Football Mourns Death of Former Tusker FC Striker

    Nairobi — Kenyan football is in mourning following the death of former Tusker FC and Wazito striker Stephen Owusu who reportedly passed away on Saturday at his home in Ghana after a long illness. According to Ghanaian outlet Sportsgh.com, Owusu contracted an unnamed illness in Nairobi and was flown back home to recuperate before he…

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        Nigeria: Buhari Sends Ministers, Aides Home to Halt Violent Protests

        Uyo — Worried by the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with protests across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has despatched his Ministers and aides to their states to speak to the youths to shun violence. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen.Godswill Akpabio, disclosed this while addressing a cross section of stakeholders…

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          Cameroon: Gunmen Kill Several Schoolchildren in Cameroon

          Local witnesses said the ongoing separatist movement was responsible for the bloodshed, but that has yet to be officially confirmed. Authorities vowed they would "hunt and kill" the perpetrators. Gunmen stormed the Mother Francisca College in Kumba in southwestern Cameroon on Saturday, killing at least eight schoolchildren and wounding eight more. One parent who was…

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              Ethiopia: Negotiators Denounce Trump’s Irresponsible Statement On GERD

              Addis Ababa — Chief negotiators of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have condemned the US President Donald Trump for interfering on internal matters of sovereign nations and disrupting the long standing and strong ties between Ethiopia and the U.S. President Trump on Friday suggested that Egypt may destroy the GERD, during the announcement of…

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                    Africa: U.S. Sanctions On Africa Need an Overhaul, Say Experts

                    Washington plans to lift sanctions on Sudan in return for compensation for terror victims, making the African country a pawn in the US election campaign. Experts say this approach to sanctions in Africa needs to change. President Donald Trump has said the United States will begin removing Sudan from a list of state sponsors of…

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                        Africa: ‘We Won and Have the Receipts to Prove It’ – Diallo

                        Candidate Cellou Diallo claims his party has 12,744 copies of results slips that show he won and calls on the electoral commission to show theirs. Last Sunday, just over 3.5 million Guineans turned out to vote in our country's presidential election. A period of political violence and social division preceded the poll, sparked by the…

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                        East Africa: Trump Warns Ethiopia of Egyptian Attack On Dam

                        Washington — President Donald Trump has voiced his concern about the failed talks on the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the River Nile, saying he believes Egypt will launch an attack against it. He blamed Ethiopia for ignoring a deal he had struck with Egypt. "I had a deal done, and…

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                        Nigeria: Two Police Officers Killed in Anambra

                        The deceased were a divisional police officer and a station officer. Two police officers were killed in Anambra State on Friday as attacks on security agencies continued in the state. This followed attacks on Osumeyi police stations in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra. Two other officers were fatally wounded during the attack. Police…

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                        Rwanda: How Australia Became Den of Genocide Fugitives and Subversive Groups

                        Rwandans living in Australia on October 19 condemned claims by a subversive element cum genocide denier based in there, Noel Zihabamwe, who alleges he was threatened by the Rwandan government because he refused to be its agent. Zihabamwe's unacceptable actions, Diaspora leaders noted, aim to defame the government of Rwanda. Evariste Ngenzi, chairperson of the…

                        South Africa: Opponent of Coal Mine Extension Murdered in Her Home

                        Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her home on Thursday night. This comes after threats and attacks have previously been made against those opposing the mine. Mine management says expansion is essential if the mine is to be saved. The Tendele mining company says the…

                        Namibia: Geingob Lauds Norway for Fishrot Probe Aid

                        President Hage Geingob has commended Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for her government’s cooperation in the ongoing criminal investigations into the Fishrot scandal, which has led to the arrest of former ministers and businessmen. The head of state made the remarks during a telephonic conversation with Solberg yesterday. “President Geingob commended the Government of Norway…

                        Namibia: Model Dropped Over #ShutItAllDown

                        International award-winning model Jessica Uiras told Entertainment Now! her manager has dropped her and no longer represents her because she took part in the #ShutItAllDown protest. The #ShutItAllDown protest was a chain of protests by young Namibians condemning the surge of gender-based violence against women and children, which was ignited by the discovery of the…

                        Namibia: In Namibian Politics, Women Are Still Far Behind

                        Without any doubt, women in Namibia have made noticeable inroads into local politics. Not only that our government activities are coordinated by a woman prime minister, but Namibia also boasts a large number of female lawmakers. However, statistics on the ground show we are many miles away before Namibia attains gender parity in political leadership.…

                        Namibia: Forced to Skip School Over ‘Menstruation Poverty’

                        Whenever it’s that time of the month, 17-year-old Anna* has to choose between being uncomfortable at school and skipping classes altogether. The teenager, who lives in Windhoek’s Havana settlement, eventually chooses to stay at home during her period as she says this is far better than facing the humiliation of being among her schoolmates “without…

                        Namibia: The Rise and Fall of James Hatuikulipi

                        James Hatuikulipi, the man accused of masterminding Namibia’s biggest fishing corruption scandal, had the world at his feet, earning a total package of around N$30 million a year from his daily investment job. His net worth was estimated to be more than N$1 billion in mostly cash, making him one of the richest people in…

                        Zimbabwe: Local Civic Groups Express Concern Over Nigerian Situation

                        Civic Society Organisations in Zimbabwe under the umbrella of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have implored Nigerian authorities to desist from using excessive force to quell citizens unrest over police brutality. The #EndSARS demonstration began early this month with Nigerians calling for an end to police brutality and bad governance and this has degenerated into…

                        Mali: ICC – Last Chance to De-Quarantine Justice for Mali

                        In the trial of Al Hassan, a former member of the Islamic police in Mali, evidence before the International Criminal Court has been vastly hidden from the public. Even Western expert witnesses are now granted anonymity and closed sessions. Scholar Thijs Bouwknegt warns of the consequences of this new step in the deterioration of the…

                        Namibia: 20,000 Registered in Suspected Scam

                        Rundu — Police in Kavango West are warning locals to be on guard for a suspected scam, where organisations register people for educational and financial support, among others. Kavango West police commander, Commissioner Josephat Abel said they were investigating two organisations visiting local communities in the region. According to Abel, members of the two organisations…

                        South Africa: Court Order Has Big Implications for Land Expropriation

                        Municipality must return land to 84-year-old pensioner because it didn’t obtain his consent, suggesting that parts of the Expropriation Act are unconstitutional Louis Nathan Langer was shocked to discover that the KwaDukuza Municipality had expropriated his land and source of income without his knowledge four years ago. In an order agreed to by the parties…

                        A pan-African stand must be taken against political oppression in Tanzania

                        It is 59 years since Tanzania, a country that pioneered pan-Africanism, liberated herself from colonialism and struck her own path in defining freedom and independence. When the history of pan-Africanism is written, Tanzania is among the countries that are celebrated as a touchstone of liberation. As a result, many Africans, Americans and the Caribbean’s nationalist…

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