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Tortured Zimbabwe activist awarded $150,000 damages

A Zimbabwe court has ordered the government to pay $150,000 in damages to a rights activist who was abducted and tortured a decade ago over accusations of plotting to overthrow then president Robert Mugabe, a rights group said Friday.

Zimbabwean activist Sten Zvorwadza arrested for calling Robert Mugabe ‘dead man walking’

A Zimbabwean activist has been arrested after calling 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe “a dead man walking”, lawyers said Wednesday, in the latest case of authorities cracking down on dissent.

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Governor Ajimobi hails election as credible, peaceful

Oyo South senatorial district candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of Saturday’s election, describing it as credible, peaceful and relatively hitch-free.
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Voters in Delta commend INEC for hitch-free elections

The conduct of voters during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Delta State was relatively peaceful across the major communities in Delta North Senatorial District visited by newsmen.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi, others laud peaceful conduct at polling units

The Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections witnessed large turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital and other parts of the state.

Elections: Nigerian Army arrests 15 suspected thugs, recovers arms In Bayelsa

The 16 Brigade of Nigerian Army in Yenagoa has arrested 15 armed thugs during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
An LGBT activists holds a rainbow flag as he attends a court hearing in the Milimani high Court in Nairobi on February 20, 2019. – Kenya’s High Court on February 22, 2019, postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. The delay was met with dismay by Kenya’s LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed three years ago. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.