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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn widespread condemnation and is …

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Opposition in Seychelles wins presidential poll after 43 years

The opposition in the Seychelles has won the country’s presidential election for the first time since 1977. Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican priest defeated incumbent President Danny Faure who has been in power since 2016 by 54.9% to 43.5%. Seychelles is a former British colony which became independent in 1976. President Faure’s United Party seized power in a coup in 1977 …

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Buhari justifies killings of #EndSARS protesters by Nigeria security forces

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday justified the mass killings this week of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, saying the protests were hijacked by thugs. President Buhari of Nigeria in File photo His office sent out a statement to reporters documenting what the President told former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja at …

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WATCH: President Buhari addresses fellow Nigerians on #EndSARS issue

The President of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari address Nigerians over the #EndSARS protest two weeks after they began across Nigeria. The address was on October 22, 2020 and aired on national TV from 7 PM Nigeria time. Television, radio, and other electronic media outlets hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and …

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Ghana is ready for AfCFTA – Trade Minister

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has given assurances that given the structures in place, Ghana is ready to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to him, government has rolled out the necessary structures capable of facilitating the take-off in January next year. “I say we are ready on two grounds. First, we …

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AU, Ecowas condemn violence in Nigeria and call for dialogue

The African Union has now “condemned” the violence that has characterized ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Rights group Amnesty International has said that at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in Lagos on Tuesday. At least 49 people have been reported dead just on Tuesday the protests against brutalities across Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS …

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Gambia reopens its borders after closure over Covid-19

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 …

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Ghana: 12 candidates cleared to contest presidential election

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has given the green light to twelve presidential aspirants to contest the December presidential election. The twelve were cleared after successfully going through the filing process of the Electoral Commission. Those cleared include the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party and former President John Mahama of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. Three female candidates …

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Odike, Marricke Gane, three others disqualified from Ghana’s 2020 election

Five out of the 17 presidential aspirants who submitted their nomination forms with the hope of contesting in the 2020 polls have been disqualified by the Electoral Commission. The five include two independent presidential nominees; Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane, and three political party-sponsored nominees; Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwasi Busumbru of the People’s …

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