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Four dead in northern Togo after imam’s arrest

Two teenagers were among four people killed in violence in Togo’s second city after an imam close to the main opposition was arrested, the government and a rights group said Tuesday.

50 apply for hangman job in Zimbabwe

At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that applicants were “very interested” in the role.

Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Amnesty, Human Rights Watch accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people after elections

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Monday accused the Kenyan police of killing 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August.

Police deny extorting N50m from kidnap kingpin Evans

The Nigeria Police Force has faulted the claim by Counsel to kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team extorted over N50m and other valuables worth millions of naira from his clients.

Lawyer accuses Police of extorting over N50 million from kidnap kingpin Evans

Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, counsel to kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, has accused officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of extorting over N50m and other valuables worth millions of naira from his clients.

500 Anglophones arrested in Cameroon – Amnesty International

More than 500 people have been swept up in mass arrests following violent demonstrations in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions earlier this month, Amnesty International said on Friday.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

Police in Kenya said on Friday they shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used tear gas on rallies in the capital and elsewhere demanding reforms ahead of the new election.

We can bar people from Hong Kong – China

China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a day after a British activist was denied entry into the former British colony.

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in Central Africa

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the United Nations said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the UN mission.

Amnesty International raises concerns over secret Boko Haram trials

Amnesty International on Wednesday said it had “huge concerns” about the mass trials of Boko Haram suspects, with the press and the public banned from the hearings on security grounds.

US and UK call for restraint in Anglophone Cameroon

The UK and the US governments have called for restraint by all the parties to the Cameroonian Anglophone crisis.

Nigeria tries Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors

More than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram were expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in unprecedented mass trials to be held behind closed doors.

Thousands demand Putin quit as birthday protests turn violent

Russian police violently broke up a rally in Saint Petersburg as thousands took to the streets across Russia Saturday on President Vladimir Putin's birthday, urging him to quit power.

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Four dead in northern Togo after imam’s arrest

Two teenagers were among four people killed in violence in Togo’s second city after an imam close to the main opposition was arrested, the government and a rights group said Tuesday.

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