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ECOWAS members express displeasure over political situation in Benin

Members of the ECOWAS Parliament has expressed displeasure in the political situation in Benin following the presentation of the Country Report from the Beninese delegation of the parliament.
Tires burn as protesters barricade the streets of Cadjehoun the stronghold of former president of Benin Thomas Yayi Boni on May 2, 2019 in Cotonou. – Protesters in Benin were locked in a tense standoff with police and soldiers after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate. Hours after initial results showed a record low turnout in April 28 election, soldiers and large numbers of police deployed across the economic capital Cotonou. Supporters of former president Boni Yayi, who led calls for a boycott of the ballot, took to the streets. They erected makeshift barriers of burning tyres, and chanting slogans against President Patrice Talon. (Photo by Yanick Folly / AFP)

First death as post-election violence grips Benin

Hundreds of protesters in Benin manning burning barricades defied police and soldiers Thursday after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate.
Justices of the Ugandan Supreme Court

Uganda’s top court upholds ruling on extending president’s rule

Uganda’s supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.

Malaysia denounced after critics of Egypt’s president detained

Human rights organisations have criticised Malaysian authorities for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the intention of returning them to Egypt.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi: Those attacking mosques, churches are uneducated political activists

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, has described those attacking Mosques and Churches in Nigeria as ill informed and uneducated political activists.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.
Zingiswa Losi

South Africa’s top trade union gets first woman president

South Africa’s largest trade union federation on Tuesday elected a woman president, a first for the 33-year-old labour movement that helped lead the fight against apartheid.

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing President Museveni re-election bid

A group of Ugandan legislators have petitioned the supreme court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election.

SERAP seeks suspension of Cameroon from AU over torture of 47 activists

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the African Union Chairperson and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, urging him to suspend Cameroon from the African Union (AU) for torturing 47 political activists.

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NPA approves 10 percent discount on vessels calling at Eastern ports

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved a 10 per cent discount on harbour dues in all concessioned terminals at the Eastern ports.
Photos- President Buhari participates in Swearing-In Ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja on 29th May 2019 3

President Buhari, APC, INEC urge tribunal to dismiss Atiku Abubakar, PDP petition

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar against his Feb.23 re-election.

Minister: Cybercrimes Act will be amended

The Federal Government has stated that the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and activists have considered repressive, unconstitutional and illegal.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

NEMA, stakeholders brainstorm on flood mitigation in Niger, Kwara

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

NGO: Why expectant mothers must avoid hard drugs

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), an NGO, says intake of hard drugs and alcohol by expectant mothers increases the risk of birth defect.