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Ten killed in inter-communal violence amid protests in eastern Congo

Ten people have been killed and 34 injured in fighting between rival ethnic communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, a spokesman for the provincial government said on Tuesday.
Journalists in Tunisia's state news agency carry flags as they protest against the appointment of a new CEO in Tunis, Tunisia April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tarek Amara

Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency

Journalists at Tunisia’s state news agency protested on Tuesday against the appointment of a new chief executive, calling it an attempt to undermine editorial independence.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-chairmen Tino Chrupalla (L) and Joerg Meuthen (R) speak with AfD’s deputy leader Beatrix von Storch (C) during a congress of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland) party in Dresden, eastern Germany, on April 10, 2021. – Members of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany gather for a party congress in Dresden this weekend, despite coronavirus restrictions, to finalise their strategy ahead of the general election on September 26, 2021. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)

Germany’s divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.

Chad makes arrests over ‘pre-election bomb and murder plot’

Chad’s interior ministry says it has arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the electoral commission headquarters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Russia says Myanmar sanctions could lead to civil war, but EU plans more

Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals

Protests spread in Benin as president readies for re-election bid

Opponents of Benin’s President Patrice Talon protested in several cities and towns on Monday night and Tuesday morning, denouncing his decision to stand for re-election next week.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, looks as his corruption trial resumes, at Jerusalem's District Court April 5, 2021. Abir Sultan-Pool via REUTERS

Corruption trial: Israeli premier’s favours were ‘currency’ – prosecutor

Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as “currency” on Monday at the opening of a corruption trial which, along with an inconclusive election, has clouded his prospects of remaining in office.
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest in London, Britain, April 3, 2021. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Thousands join ‘kill the bill’ rallies across Britain against proposed protest law

Hundreds of demonstrators joined marches and rallies across Britain on Saturday as part of a “national weekend of action” against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protests.
FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 17, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Five killed in Myanmar protests as junta cracks down on online critics

Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing five people, a protester and media said, as the military reinforced its bid to end dissent with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks
Tear gas and fire extinguisher gas float around demonstrators during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Germany advises nationals to leave Myanmar as soon as possible

Germany has advised its citizens to leave Myanmar as soon as possible due to the increasing violence in the South-East Asian country.
A woman holds a placard during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, at Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 13, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix-Martin Sylvest via REUTERS

More than 600 detained protesters released in Myanmar

The military now in control of Myanmar has released more than 600 anti-coup protesters, according to state television and local media outlets on Wednesday.
Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.
A sign reading 'EU hands off Ulster' is seen affixed to a lamp post in the Port of Larne, Northern Ireland, March 6, 2021. REUTERS-Clodagh Kilcoyne

Brexit reality stokes fears for the peace in Northern Ireland

The deep anger among some pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland over post-Brexit trade barriers that cut it off from the rest of the United Kingdom is emblazoned along the road from Belfast to the mainly Protestant port town of Larne.
Riot police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 19, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar security forces kill eight as Indonesia calls for end to violence

Myanmar security forces shot dead at least one opponent of military rule on Friday, a witness said, as ousted lawmakers explored whether the International Criminal Court can investigate crimes against humanity since a Feb. 1 coup.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip

Myanmar on Thursday faced growing isolation with increasingly limited internet services and its last private newspaper ceasing publication as the military built its case against ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A woman holds a placard during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, at Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 13, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix-Martin Sylvest via REUTERS

Report: Myanmar military killed 59 protesters

Sunday clashes between anti-coup protesters and security forces in Myanmar left at least 59 people killed and 129 injured, according to hospital data, Myanmar Now news agency reported on Monday.
FILE PHOTO- Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau--File Photo

Chad president kicks off campaign for sixth term

President Idriss Deby of Chad kicked off his campaign for a sixth term on Saturday, calling for unity after rival protests were banned.
FILE PHOTO - An anti-coup demonstrator sprays a fire extinguisher as he runs away from a barricade during a protests in Yangon, Myanmar, March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters stage rallies as army accused of using battle tactics

Protesters took to the streets in several parts of Myanmar on Thursday, defying an increasingly brutal crackdown by security forces that rights group Amnesty International says are now adopting battle tactics against demonstrators.
A general view shows Champhai town in India's northeastern state of Mizoram near the India's Myanmar border March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Devjyot Ghoshal

Some Myanmar police say fled to India after refusing orders

When Tha Peng was ordered to shoot at protesters with his submachine gun to disperse them in the Myanmar town of Khampat on Feb. 27, the police lance corporal said he refused.
An anti-coup demonstrator sprays a fire extinguisher as he runs away from a barricade during a protests in Yangon, Myanmar, March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Second Myanmar official dies after arrest, junta steps up media crackdown

An official from deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) died in custody after he was arrested early on Tuesday, the second party figure to die in detention in two days, as security forces broke up street protests against the military junta.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, according to his lawyers, ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.

Senegal’s opposition leader calls for larger protests

Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, has called for more protests against President Macky Sall, whom he accuses of being behind the rape charges he’s now facing.
A woman shows a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

EU preparing sanctions on Myanmar military businesses

The European Union is preparing to widen its sanctions on Myanmar’s armed forces to target businesses they run, in protest at the Feb. 1 military coup, according to diplomats and two internal documents seen by Reuters.

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Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

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The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
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The Jigawa government has approved the reduction of work hours for civil servants in the state during the period of Ramadan.

Group kicks off feeding campaign for widows in Niger

Waterlight Save Initiative, a Niger State-based group has embarked on ‘Feed the Widows’ community-based project, in order to reach out to the extreme marginalised and vulnerable widows in the Javino community of the state.
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Owerri jailbreak: Police nab one escapee in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has arrested one David Ubong, one of the inmates set free when suspected hoodlums attacked a correctional centre in Owerri.
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Liverpool legend wants Steven Gerrard to be ‘fully equipped’ before returning to Anfield

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, hopes former teammate Steven Gerrard will manage the club when the time is right.

Two people shot, one dead, outside hospital in Paris – reports

The incident happened in front of the Henry Dunant hospital in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital, and the attacker fled on a motorcycle, a police source told Reuters news agency.