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Brawl in Ghana’s parliament taint election of speaker

africanews– Opposition politicians clashed in Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday night, prompting a military intervention. Legislators were voting to choose the next parliament speaker. Chaos erupted after a lawmaker from the ruling party tried to seize the ballot box. The ensuing clash lasted several hours until the army moved in, with national television
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3 French soldiers killed by IED in Mali

africanews– Three French soldiers died in Mali on Monday as their armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in a military operation aimed at fighting Islamist extremists in Africa’s Sahel region, the French presidency announced. The soldiers were taking part in a military operation in the Hombori area of Mali’s central Mopti province,
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Calm as Niger counts down hours to crucial election

africanews– Niger’s capital Niamey was calm as the country counted down hours to Sunday’s vote. On Saturday, the country’s electoral commission prepared materials to be used in the presidential and parliamentary elections. More than 7 million people are eligible to vote. Campaigning for the more than a dozen presidential candidates closed on Friday.
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Uganda arrests Bobi Wine’s lawyer on charges of money laundering

africanews– A Ugandan human rights lawyer who represents opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested on Tuesday on charges of money laundering, police said. Nicholas Opiyo is the founder of the robust human rights defence organisation Chapter Four Uganda and is the lawyer for many activists. Rights groups have increasingly criticised Uganda over arresting political
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Somali Prime Minister Targeted in Deadly Al Shebab Suicide Bomb Attack

africanews– Several people were left dead and wounded Friday in a suicide bombing at the entrance of a crowded stadium in the southern part of Galkayon city Somalia, where Prime Minister Rooble Mohammed Hussein had been expected. The attack has taken at least 16 lives — including a dozen civilians and several three high-ranking army […]
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Malawi agrees to South Africa’s request to extradite preacher Bushiri

africanews– Malawi’s Homeland Security Minister, Richard Banda, has signed extradition papers for fugitive pastor Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, local media report. This follows an extradition request from neighbouring South Africa where the couple is wanted to face charges of money laundering and fraud. The couple has denied any wrongdoing. A high court
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Canary Islands face migration crisis

africanews– After a three-day boat trip from Western Sahara, Mohceine Ait Lamadane reached the Canaries and from there travelled to Italy, taking advantage of a system swamped by arrivals and slowed by the coronavirus. “I paid 2,000 euros ($2,430) for the crossing,” 23-year-old Lamdane told AFP in late November after disembarking at Arguineguin port in
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DRC: President Tshisekedi expected to quit ‘Kabila coalition’

africanews– The African Union (AU) has called on the leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to preserve “peace and stability” on the eve of an announced intervention by the president in the midst of a political crisis, a few days after a UN call for dialogue. Visiting Thursday and Friday in Kinshasa, the chairman […]
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine suspends campaigns after team injuries

africanews– Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has suspended his campaigns, following injury to members of his campaign team and damage to his car. The opposition candidate on Tuesday said bullets were fired at his car, puncturing the tyres and rendering it immobile. He added that several members of his staff had […]