Tuesday, November 24, 2020

End Sars: Nigeria governor imposes curfew in Lagos

The governor of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, has announced an indefinite 24-hour curfew in the state saying that protests against police brutality have "degenerated" into violence. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that criminals had hijacked the demonstrations...

‘Islamist rebels’ free 1,300 prisoners in DR Congo

More than 1,300 prisoners have escaped from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Beni city after suspected Islamist rebels attacked the facility, officials have said. The Allied Defence Forces (ADF) was thought to...

End Sars protests: Osun governor escapes ‘assassination attempt’

The governor of Nigeria's Osun state has escaped what officials call an "assassination attempt" when armed people attacked anti-police brutality protesters in the state capital Osogbo. After marching with the protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was...

Presidential rivals boycott Ivory Coast poll

The two main challengers to Ivory Coast's President Alassana Ouattara in this month's election have announced they are boycotting the poll. At a joint news conference, the former head of state, Henri Konan Bédié, and...

Covid: Trump’s son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady

US President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son Barron contracted coronavirus but has since tested negative, First Lady Melania Trump revealed. Mrs Trump said her "fear came true" when Barron tested positive for Covid-19. But, she said, "luckily...

US elections: The African evangelicals praying for Trump to win

Despite making pejorative remarks about Africa, US President Donald Trump has attracted a devout following among some Christians on the continent. "Pray for him because when God places any of his children in a...

Amy Coney Barrett: Democrats attack ‘shameful’ Supreme Court hearing

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, is appearing before senators in what has been billed as a "contentious week" of confirmation hearings. The 48-year-old conservative jurist has vowed to judge...

Covid: Trump ‘no longer a transmission risk to others’

US President Donald Trump is no longer a Covid transmission risk to others, the White House physician has said. Sean Conley's memo is the first update on Mr Trump's health since Thursday. There had been concerns...

Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP had acted "as a driving force...

US warns Ghana, other African states over election violence

The United States of America has threatened to impose visa restrictions on African politicians who engage in election related violence. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger and some other African states are all expected to head to...

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