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Police Invasion Of Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Residences Shows Democracy Under Attack ―Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has reacted to the invasion of the residences of the principal officers of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu by security operatives in Abuja. The Police blocked Saraki’s convoy at Lake Chad junction in Abuja. Similarly, the police and the EFCC laid siege on the home of ...

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Mutiny In Burkina Faso As Gunfire Heard In Capital

Some gunmen whose mission is not immediately clear are carrying out attacks around Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. Several rocket attacks were reported launched within the past hour. Some witnesses said the attack could be terrorism-related. The police in Ouagadougou have confirmed the attack, but are saying little about who is responsible. Paul Kaba Thieba, the prime minister, has not spoken ...

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition in an effort to facilitate reforms following a period of mass unrest. Hundreds of people have died in violence sparked initially by an urban development plan for the capital Addis Ababa. The unrest spread in 2015 and ...

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Kenya Boils As Police, Protesters Clash After Odinga’s Poll Fraud Allegation

Kenyan police have fired tear gas and shot at a group of chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga after the presidential candidate claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections.  Leonard Katana, a regional police commander, said Wednesday’s shooting took place when protesters clashed with security forces in South Mugirango constituency in Kisii County, the Associated Press reported, adding that ...

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Gambian President-Elect Barrow To Be Inaugurated In Senegal

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be inaugurated on Thursday at the country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal, just ECOWAS troops move to enter his country to oust President Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh’s tenure terminates on Thursday. The inauguration would hold at 1600 hours at the embassy, Barrow posted on his Facebook page. Also in his tweet, Barrow ‏@adama_barrow, said: “I would like ...

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Buhari, Sirleaf, Others Condemn Deteriorating Security In Gambia

“Also present were the Presidents of the ECOWAS commission and also the Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary General who happens to be the head of the UN office for West Africa and the Sahel. They deliberated on the current state of affairs in The Gambia and shared views on the way forward. “They agreed on the determination to ...

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Ghana’s Akufo-Addo Sworn In, Pledges To Boost Private Sector

Nana Akufo-Addo speaks at inauguration ceremony in Accra. New president wants to ‘provide direction’ to entrepreneursNana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday, pledging to cut taxes and boost the private sector to accelerate growth in an economy that’s recording its slowest expansion in two decades. “We believe that the business of government is to govern; ours is ...

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West African Leaders Will Take “Major Decision” On Jammeh Saturday – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that West African leaders, will take a “major decision” on the political impasse in The Gambia, at a meeting in Ghana on Saturday. This was revealed by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Friday. “A major decision on the impasse is expected to be taken at that all-important meeting. “President Buhari is the chief mediator of the crisis ...

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Taxi Driver Crushes 14 To Death While Dodging Cow

Fourteen people were killed after a driver lost control and rammed into two large vehicles while trying to dodge cow in Uganda. The incident has been described as Uganda’s deadliest road crash by the police on Wednesday. Eight people died on the spot including a journalist, while six others died later in hospital, regional traffic police chief, Scovia Birungi said. Nine other ...

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Why We Arrested Borno LGA Chairman Linked To Boko Haram – Army

Two days after media reports, the Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno, Shettima Lawan, for his alleged link with Boko Haram. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed the arrest of the council chairman during a news conference at the 7 Division headquarters in Maiduguri. “All I ...

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