Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nigeria to lift Twitter ban ‘in a few days’

Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed has said the country would "in a few more days" lift the ban on social media platform Twitter. He, however, did not give a specific date when pressed, Reuters news...

ECOWAS tried to stop Alpha Conde from usurping constitution – Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana's Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has revealed that ECOWAS tried on several occasions to stop Guinea's deposed President Alpha Conde from usurping that country's constitution to seek a third term. Addressing journalists at...

Nigeria jailbreak in Kabba: Prisoners on the run after armed raid

Some 240 prisoners have escaped after unidentified gunmen attacked a facility in Nigeria's Kogi state, officials say. It is the second mass jailbreak this year in Nigeria, which is struggling with multiple security crises. The attackers...

British American Tobacco negotiated bribe for Mugabe

A BBC Panorama investigation has found evidence that suggests one of Britain's biggest companies paid a bribe to the former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. Documents show British American Tobacco (BAT) was involved in negotiations to...

Afghanistan: Taliban announce new rules for female students

Afghan universities will be segregated by gender, and a new Islamic dress code will be introduced, the Taliban has said. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani indicated women would be allowed to study, but not...

Guinea coup leaders release dozens of prisoners

Military leaders who've seized power in Guinea have released about 80 prisoners ahead of a summit of the West African grouping Ecowas. The leaders of the Ecowas bloc are due to meet virtually on Wednesday...

Ugandan MPs accused of masterminding murders

Ugandan police accuse two opposition MPs of masterminding a wave of recent killings in the central region of greater Masaka. Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya of the National Unity Platform (NUP) have been charged with...

Guinea coup not surprising – Kwesi Aning

Security analyst and Head of the Department of Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Prof. Kwesi Aning says Sunday's coup d'etat in Guinea did not come as a surprise. According to...

Gaddafi’s son released from Libya prison

The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from jail in the capital Tripoli, where he had been held since 2014. Sa'adi Gaddafi was commander of Libya's Special Forces but...

South Africa’s ex-president Zuma granted medical parole

South Africa's jailed former President Jacob Zuma has been granted medical parole. The 79-year-old is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court at Estcourt Correctional Centre. The nature of his illness was not specified, but...
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