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Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse protesters of party primaries

Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets to protest the outcome of a regional party primary in the west of the country. This month’s primaries, where voters choose party candidates, have been a chaotic affair, marked by violent clashes, cancellation of …

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Zambia: President threatens to declare state of emergency

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia on Friday threatened to declare a state of emergency if people do not stop setting ablaze public properties in the wake of the arrest of the country’s leading opposition leader. Lungu said he will be forced to declare a state of emergency unless people stopped …

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Nigeria: Police raids Senator’s home, find N18M, $19,000

Police officers, on Thursday, April 20, found cash sums of $19,000, 4,000 Saudi riyals and N18 million during a raid at the Abuja home of Senator Danjuma Goje, reports say. The officers raided the home of the Senator, who represents Gombe central, following a supposed tip-off from an anonymous source. …

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Zimbabwe: Former VP will be ‘significant ally’ for Tsvangirai

Former vice president Joice Mujuru will be a significant ally for Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of next year’s elections, an analyst says. Mujuru and Tsvangirai signed a pact in Harare on Wednesday to pave the way for a coalition of opposition parties to face President Robert Mugabe …

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Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta warns against violence as poll fever hits

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta warned on Thursday against violence as election season gets into full swing, with chaotic party primaries already leading to bloody scuffles. East Africa’s largest economy holds a general election on August 8, a decade after disputed polls fuelled violence that left more than 1 100 dead …

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UK parliament approves June 8 general election

The UK parliament has voted in favour of Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for an early general election. The parliament on Wednesday voted 522 to 13 in favour of the election taking place on June 8. On Tuesday, May called for a snap election in a surprise announcement as Britain …

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