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Top Ugandan opposition figure charged with murder after deadly protests

A leading Ugandan opposition figure was arrested and charged with murder, police said on Friday, after a deadly anti-government rally that security personnel broke up with teargas and bullets. Kizza Besigye, who has contested and lost four presidential elections against long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, was detained on Thursday. He and …

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Kenya: 4 people killed during opposition protests

 Kenya’s police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week’s repeat presidential vote. The re-run of the Aug. 8 presidential election annulled by the Supreme Court is set …

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At least four dead in anti-government protests in Togo

Four people were killed in Togo on Wednesday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators calling for an end to a half century of Gnassingbe family rule, the security minister said. Opposition activists have been demonstrating since August against Gnassingbe’s administration and say a constitutional reform he has proposed would …

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Afraid of being deported, Liberian girlfriend of Nigerian man drowns their two children

A 30-year-old Liberian mother was arrested on Monday in Delaware, Wilmington after she was accused of drowning her son and his brother, in a bathtub because she was afraid of being deported. Kula Pelima was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her 3-month-old son named Solomon Epelle …

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Cameroon Prominent top lawyer quits anti-graft post to tackle Biya in 2018 Elections

Akere Muna, a prominent Cameroonian lawyer, has quit his post as an anti-graft campaigner as he prepares to contest for the presidency in polls slated for 2018. Until last week, he was a Chairperson of the international Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). He tendered in his resignation on Monday October 16, 2017, …

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Eritreans topped asylum seekers aiming to enter Switzerland followed by Nigerians

Eritrean citizens are the biggest asylum seekers applying to enter Switzerland in the month of September 2017, Swiss government data have revealed. The Eritreans according to Swiss records are followed by citizens of Syria, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Somalia. The overall request for asylum for the month under review, however, …

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