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A court in Burundi has jailed an official who allegedly called for the drowning of the government's opponents.
Authorities in Burundi on Monday arrested a ruling party official after he called on supporters to throw political opponents into a lake, a judicial source said, ahead of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office.
A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, a punishment rights groups said was "eminently political".
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspected drug traffickers at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with illicit substances worth over N50 million.
Thousands of people joined an official demonstration in Burundi on Saturday, in response to criticism by the United Nations chief about a planned revision to the country's constitution.
Burundi on Friday slapped away any idea that it would help the International Criminal Court's probe into alleged crimes committed after the country spiralled into political turmoil in 2015.
Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC".
An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.
Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.
The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.
Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that the December presidential election would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday urged eligible voters to expose any staff or tout demanding money for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state.
A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Chief Olabode Mustapha and six others as Chairman and members of the board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful.