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Togo: 42 detained protesters released, drops 2013 case against opposition leader – Government

The Togolese government has further appeased the opposition by releasing 42 protesters detained since September and dropped a 2013 arson case against opposition leader Jean Pierre Fabre. The decision was made hours to the renewed series of opposition protests on Tuesday calling for the return of the original 1992 Constitution …

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Zambians mock Wilson Kalumba, mayor of capital Lusaka for sleeping in public

Mayor of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, has become the butt of social media trolls after he was photographed sleeping in public. The photo which showed Wilson Kalumba, 53, in what was a deep sleep went viral on Zambia’s social media scene – Facebook and Twitter especially. The photo has sparked …

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DR Congo sets election date for December 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-awaited presidential elections have been scheduled for December of 2018, the Electoral Commission president announced Sunday. The DRC was due to have elections in 2016, but the national elections commissioner has said elections this year are not possible due to the ongoing conflict in the …

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Liberia; Supreme Court to rules on presidential vote

Liberians nervously awaited a Supreme Court ruling on Monday on the timing of a runoff presidential vote after the process was thrown into uncertainty by fraud allegations. The court is expected to rule at 10am (1000 GMT) whether to set a new date or to prolong the vote indefinitely while …

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Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin dies in helicopter crash.

A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash that happened near the kingdom’s border with war-torn Yemen on Sunday afternoon. Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s southern Asir province was killed in the crash “while performing an inspection in remote parts of The Governorate,” …

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Australian protesters want refugees and asylum seekers on the Manus Island with them

Refugees and asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea ‘s Manus Island sat in on Saturday, in the wake of Australian advocates who took to the streets against the backdrop of Australia. Papua New Guinea security officials shouted at refugees who were fetching food from an Australian refugee camp, refugees at …

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