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Namibia’s Supreme court declares long jail terms unconstitutional.

Namibia’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional unnecessarily long jail terms handed to convicts in a landmark case involving four murderers. The Namibian news portal said the Tuesday February 6 decision was a unanimous position taken by the apex court of the southern African country. The lead judgment delivered by Judge …

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Young boys in CAR ditch classrooms for motor taxi business.

It is almost impossible to spot young boys on the premises of this high school in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Classrooms here are mostly filled with females, and this is because their colleague male students are literally on the streets. These boys have chosen to make …

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Doubts trail Kabila’s ‘ready to step down’ declaration

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down when elections are held later this year. This is according to the information minister Lambert Mende in an interview with the Voice of America channel. According to the minister, Kabila will, however, name a successor …

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Equatorial Guinea’s clampdown on opposition worries E.U.

The European Union has expressed worry over the political, human rights and security situation in Equatorial Guinea. According to the E.U., the Central African nation – a current member of the United Nations Security Council “must take all necessary steps to fulfil its international obligations regarding human rights and fundamental …

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ECOWAS issues sanctions over Guinea-Bissau political crisis

West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on Tuesday, accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis. The decision followed the nomination by President Jose Mario Vaz of Augusto Antonio Artur da Silva to the post of …

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BUHARI ORDERS AGENCIES TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO NIGERIANS.

Nigeria’s president has issued directives to government agencies to give preference to Nigerian nationals and companies when recruiting and procuring respectively. The president who, during his campaign, vowed to end the country’s dependence on oil exports, signed an executive order aimed at boosting the local production of goods and creating …

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