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Protesters confront the Guinean army in the streets in Conakry on March 22, 2020, during a constitutional referendum in the country. AFP-File

‘Several dead’ in unrest in southern Guinea

Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to q, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwean leader defies own travel ban to attend Namibia swearing-in

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Governor Uzodinma: We won’t allow Adams Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has alleged that those pushing for the ouster of the embattled APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are working for the main opposition and “some leaders of the ruling party”.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari: I’m not involved in dethronement of former Emir Sanusi

The Preidency has debunked insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the dethronment of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as Emir of Kano.

PDP urges National Assembly not to pass ‘anti-Social Media Bill’

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged the leadership of the National Assembly to resist all pressures to pass the anti-social media bill, which it said is anti-people and unconstitutional.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP urges Nigerians to resist anti-social media bill in Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, urged Nigerians, including the media, organized civil society and all pro-democracy groups to unite against moves to pass the obnoxious anti-social media bill at the National Assembly.
The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law, the newly re-submitted Kano Emirates Bill into law, which was forwarded to the assembly by Governor Umar Ganduje.

Crisis in Kano Assembly over ‘attempt to dethrone’ Emir Sanusi

There was crisis in the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday over alleged attempt to dethrone the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate in closed session over President Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request

There was tension on the floor of the Senate on Thursday following the insistence of the opposition senators to know details of the $22.7bn foreign loan request from the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Faure Gnassingbe

Togo opposition cries foul as court confirms president’s election triumph

Togo's constitutional court on Tuesday rejected opposition claims of electoral fraud and declared Faure Gnassingbe the winner with more than 70% of the February vote and president for a fourth term.
Slovak opposition led by the Ordinary People party (OLANO) won an emphatic victory in the country’s parliamentary election, as voters angry with graft routed the ruling center-left Smer that has dominated the political scene for more than a decade.

Anti-corruption parties win big in Slovakia election

Slovak opposition led by the Ordinary People party (OLANO) won an emphatic victory in the country’s parliamentary election, as voters angry with graft routed the ruling center-left Smer that has dominated the political scene for more than a decade.

Guinea opposition urges president to scrap delayed referendum

Guinea’s opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde’s government broke out in the capital Conakry.
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Low turnout mar Enugu council polls

There was low turnout in the Local Government Election in Enugu state just as late arrival of voting materials delay commencement of the election in some areas.

African Union recalls observer team for Guinea vote

The African Union on Friday said it was recalling a team to observe a constitutional referendum and legislative elections in Guinea on Sunday that have been overshadowed by fears of violence.

Guinea to vote on new constitution after months of unrest

Guineans will be called to vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new constitution, after months of protests sparked by charges that it is a trick by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook confirms ban on misleading coronavirus ads

Facebook is banning ads that promise to cure, prevent, or otherwise incite panic around COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, the company has confirmed in a statement given to Business Insider. The company added that it has similar policies for its Marketplace platform where Facebook users can buy and sell items.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson ascribes Supreme Court victory to God

The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has ascribed the verdict of the Supreme Court which returned the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Douye Diri, as the governor elect, to the mercies of God.
Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Violence, boycott overshadow Cameroon elections

Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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