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Venezuela releases 39 jailed activists

Dozens of jailed opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including a former mayor of the city of San Cristobal, will be released, authorities have announced.

US blasts Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro move to sideline opposition

The US accused Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday of a dictatorial bid to wipe his opponents off the political map following his latest poll victory, after he announced the main opposition is barred from next year's presidential election.

Venezuelan opposition figure Yon Goicoechea freed – assembly member

Venezuelan authorities have released opposition figure Yon Goicoechea after his arrest 14 months ago for allegedly possessing explosives, a National Assembly member said early Saturday.

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor rejects dismissal

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations into alleged corruption and human rights abuses.

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CAN: Elections may not hold at all

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My police aides have been withdrawn, CP not picking my calls – Kogi deputy...

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger as the policemen attached to him have been allegedly withdrawn on the orders of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

APC national caucus holds emergency meeting today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today attend an emergency meeting of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC).