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DRC Opposition members held for insulting President Kabila

The UN’s envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday called on the Congolese authorities to release a group of opposition members arrested on Sunday for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila. “I call on the Congolese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally those people who were arbitrarily arrested yesterday …

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Kenya: Prosecutors to charge opposition leader’s sister with incitement to violence

Kenyan prosecutors will charge the sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga and an opposition senator with incitement to violence after attacks on election board, the chief prosecutor’s office said on Monday. Odinga has been due to compete against incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in a repeat presidential election on Oct. 26, …

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South Africa: President Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new …

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Gambia: Campaign launched to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an “international campaign” to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea. His regime is accused by human …

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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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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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