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Azeez Disu

#EndSARS: Nigerians Protest In Berlin, London Despite President Buhari’s Broadcast

Hundreds of Nigerians in Berlin, Germany, and London protested against police brutality, extrajudicial killing, and bad governance in their home country. The protest took place despite president Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), address to the nation over the #EndSARS protests, urging that demonstrations should be discontinued. During the protest on Saturday, the Nigerians displayed placards with …

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Egypt

Egypt Commences Voting To Elect New Parliament

Egypt has commenced voting to elect new parliament. The parliamentary elections will stretch over several weeks.  A first round of voting will end on Sunday, with a second round on Nov. 7-8. Run-offs will take place in late November and early December, Reuters reports. The polls are being held under a new electoral law under …

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Cameroon Arrests Ivory Smugglers, Seizes 118 Elephant Tusks

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said Friday. The group had trafficked nearly 675 kilograms (1,500 pounds) of the illicit cargo from neighboring Gabon, which is home to more than half of Africa’s remaining forest elephants. They hid their haul in the bottom …

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Nigeria: 20 Policemen In Lagos To Face Trial For Murder, Rights Abuses

20 Policemen in Lagos, Nigeria commercial nerve centre, are set to face trial for murder and rights abuses. The Lagos State Government has set dates for the prosecution of the 20 policemen, including the dismissed Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, whom the police found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson in March, 2019, for various infractions. According to …

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Rwanda Cracks Down On Pregnancy Tests On School Girls

The Rwandan education ministry says it will start carrying out inspections in schools to make sure pregnancy tests are no longer carried out on girls, BBC reports. It described as discriminatory and unjustified the practice of obliging girls to produce a negative pregnancy test result before being admitted to school. Mandatory tests are required by …

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Sudan-Israel Relations Agreed, Donald Trump Announces

Sudan is to normalise relations with Israel, US President Donald Trump says – the latest in a series of Arab League countries to do so, BBC reports. Mr Trump has also removed Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, unblocking economic aid and investment. Announcing the deal, Mr Trump said “at least …

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Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu Eases Curfew In Lagos

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced easing of curfew in the state from Saturday October 24th. The announcement meaning  Lagosian can now move freely from 8am to 6pm without any harassment. He also noted that the government has commenced the inspection of various spots damaged by the hoodlums that hijacked the …

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#EndSARS: AU, ECOWAS condemn violence, call for dialogue

The African Union (AU) and  Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have  “strongly condemned” the violence against anti-police brutality protesters in Nigeria. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki, urged both “political and social actors” to “respect human rights and the rule of law” BBC reports. He hailed the disbandment of the hated Special Anti-Robbery Squad …

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