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Ethiopian diplomat abandons delegation after UN Assembly, seeks asylum in US

An Ethiopian diplomat who was part of the government delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month has sought political asylum in the United States.

With Sirleaf, Liberia’s glass ceiling cracked but failed to shatter

Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass ceiling that Africa's first female leader cracked remains firmly in place.

Cameroonians bemoan arrest of pregnant woman, social media still blocked

Cameroonians in the English-speaking regions are campaigning for the release of a five-month pregnant woman and her husband who were reportedly arrested by the security forces during the government repression on October 1.

Four dead in suicide bombing in Libya’s Misrata

At least four people were killed on Wednesday in an Islamic State group suicide bomb attack at the main court building in Libya's third-largest city Misrata, security officials told AFP.

Unity of member states panacea for ECOWAS development – Ousseini Tinni

Ousseini Tinni, Speaker Nigerien National Assembly says the future and development of ECOWAS region depends on the ability of member states to unite.

Zimbabwe VP Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised for poisoning claim

Zimbabwe's Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has blasted the country's other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the country.

Zimbabwe VP Emmerson Mnangagwa sues education minister for defamation

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly sued Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo for $3m on a defamation charge emanating from a widely circulated video presentation during the ruling Zanu-PF party's politburo in July.

Amnesty International slams arrest of journalist over Grace Mugabe ‘used underwear’ story

A rights group has slammed the recent arrest of Zimbabwean daily newspaper journalist Kenneth Nyangani, adding that this was “a deliberate tactic to harass and intimidate him and other journalists in order to deter them from doing their work”.

Paul Kagame’s female critic and family to be slapped with multiple charges in Rwanda

Rwandan prosecution has stated that President Paul Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara, her sister Anne and mother Adeline will be charged with multiple charges including inciting insurrection.

Somaliland president rejects resignation of embittered governor

President of the self-declared state of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo has rejected the resignation of a governor who fell out with a government official over a state vehicle.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe back in South Africa after wife assault on model

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned to South Africa today for the first time since his wife claimed diplomatic immunity over allegedly assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel room.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai discharged from South Africa hospital

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been discharged from a South African hospital were he had been receiving medical treatment, his spokesman said Tuesday.

State behind grenade attacks on Ugandan opposition MPs – Kizza Besigye

Uganda opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has claimed the government is behind grenade attacks at the homes of some opposition MPs.

Risk of Madagascar plague outbreak spreading in region – WHO

The World Health Organization said Tuesday there was a "moderate risk" that a plague outbreak in Madagascar would spread to other countries in the region, but advised against travel restrictions.

Egypt steps up crackdown on homosexuals, arrests 27

Egyptian security officials say authorities are stepping up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 over a little more than a week.

Zimbabwean journalist detained over story about Grace Mugabe

A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained for writing a news story deemed insulting to the country’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, a legal aid group said on Tuesday.

Election key to ending political crisis in DR Congo – UN

A strategic review of the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo says holding a long delayed presidential election that is credible will be key to ending the political crisis that is the main driver of the country's increasing violence and human rights abuses.

UN cuts food rations for refugees in Kenya by 30 percent

The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday.

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Police Command in Enugu State has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movements in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29, for Local Government Elections.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Nigerians should hold President Buhari responsible – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if Coronavirus leads to any major calamity in Nigeria.