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Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday evening and vote counting began in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting.
"It's risky to walk in Mile-16. If the police find you there, they'll shoot you," says a bus driver nervously in the capital of Cameroon's southwest ahead of polls on Sunday.
A 70-year-old man, Alhaji Aliyu Onmaya, has been apprehended by Benue State Police Command for allegedly abducting a Cameroonian woman, Martha Eyom, for 28 years.
Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.
Seven people died overnight during a botched raid by presumed separatists on a police station in a restive a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, security sources said on Friday.
Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on power.
Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday suggested reasons why Nigerians usually fall prey to fake news which is gaining grounds in African media circles.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nasarawa on Thursday said 238,309 eligible voters in the state had yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards for the 2019 general elections.
Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, fixed December 7, for hearing of a motion seeking the issuance of bench warrant against the founder of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma and four others for their refusal to appear before the court for arraignment over alleged forgery .
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday listed Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his arch rival, Senator Ayogu Eze of All Progressives Congress (APC) and 37 others party candidates for the 2019 Governorship election in Enugu State.
The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday called on all staff of the commission to be dedicated and committed to flawless elections in 2019.