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Thousands of Nicaraguans participated in rival marches in the capital Managua without incident amid a period of relative calm in the country's deadly political unrest.
Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
Activists faced off with Nicaraguan pro-government forces in hours of deadly clashes Thursday amid a nationwide strike to protest government repression of dissent that has left at least 162 dead, including an altar boy.
The deceased, one Jorge Gaston, died in hospital after being shot Friday, police spokeswoman Vilma Gonzalez said, attributing the killing to “criminal acts committed by vandalism groups.”
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Nicaragua over the weekend, blocking roads as at least eight more people were killed in a 24-hour period.
At least 10 people have been killed and dozens injured as protests in Nicaragua are expected to continue into their fifth consecutive day on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said Thursday.
Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.
Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.
Dr Herbert Wigwe, the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc., says Fintech in a few years, will change the face of financial services as the next big thing in Africa.
United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, says an international investigation is needed to determine who is responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in October.
Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Archbishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, at a one day summit towards peaceful 2019 general elections in Kaduna state has called on all political parties and their candidates to be committed to ensuring a violence free elections.
Malawi would engage traditional healers, drug dispensaries and pharmacies to screen clients for signs of Tuberculosis and increase detection of the disease, health authorities disclosed on Saturday.
NEMA says 31 persons have been rescued, while 15 others were brought out of the rubble dead, at the site of the collapsed seven-storey bulding in Port Harcourt