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Court sentences two Tanzanian opposition leaders for insulting president

A court in Tanzania on Monday sentenced two opposition leaders to five months imprisonment each for insulting President, John Magufuli, a decision likely to fuel criticism that authorities are undermining democracy and stifling free speech.

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Lberia’s Elen Sirleaf leads ECOWAS team to observe elections

The head of ECOWAS Election Observers Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson-Sirleaf, on Saturday led a delegation of election monitors to many polling stations in Abuja.
Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blase J. Cupich (R) talks with chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, as they wait for the arrival of the Pope for the third day of a global child protection summit for reflections on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, on February 23, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino / POOL / AFP)

Cardinal admits church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.
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Election: INEC replaces malfunctioning card reader in Ifaki-Ekiti

The card reader for Ward 2, Unit 3 at Ifaki-Ekiti malfunctioned in the early hours of Saturday.
[FILES] Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at one of the polling units in Lagos on February 23, 2019. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Police arrest nine for molesting voters in Lagos

Nine suspected cultists were arrested in Somolu area of Lagos for allegedly molesting electorate on their way to polling stations.

Watertight security at National Collation Centre, INEC headquarters

Security operatives on Saturday mounted heavy security presence at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Collation centre situated at the International Conference Centre (ICC) and the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.