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Cameroon Court Sentences Opposition Leader to 25 Years in Prison – U.S. News & World Report

Kansas City StarCameroon Court Sentences Opposition Leader to 25 Years in PrisonU.S. News & World ReportDOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated. The court convicted Aboubakar Siddiki, ...Cameroon sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prisonWashington Postall 3 news articles »

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In Liberia, an Executive Mansion Fit for a President — and Ghosts, Too – New York Times

New York TimesIn Liberia, an Executive Mansion Fit for a President — and Ghosts, TooNew York TimesThe Executive Mansion in Monrovia, Liberia, as seen from the rear. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times. MONROVIA, Liberia — Construction crews are hard at work at fixing up this country's Executive Mansion, the enormous and historic edifice that ...Liberia's ruling party backs challenge to presidential resultTODAYonlineLiberia's ruling party protests presidential poll resultXinhuaA Tribute to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of

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Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers – Mail & Guardian

Mail & GuardianKenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingersMail & GuardianKenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win. With the counting ...Ruto rules out Raila demand for another electionDaily NationLATEST: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new voteNews24Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited

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In Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young Democracy – New York Times

New York TimesIn Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young DemocracyNew York TimesSupporters of Raila Odinga, the main challenger to President Uhuru Kenyatta, protesting in Kisumu, Kenya, on Monday. Credit Yasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. NAIROBI, Kenya — It was always about more than a single election.Kenya opposition leader vows to form 'resistance movement'News24Kenya Is Barreling Toward an 'Illegal' ElectionForeign Policy (blog)Kenya's opposition chief urges voters

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Kidnapping: Edo police to collaborate with local hunters, others – P.M. News

P.M. NewsKidnapping: Edo police to collaborate with local hunters, othersP.M. NewsNewly deployed Commissioner of Police, CP, to Edo State, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, has said that the Command will form partnership with security agencies, including local hunters, to stem the rising waves of kidnapping and violent crimes in the State. Kokumo ...Edo Will No Longer Be Haven For Criminals – New CPCHANNELS TELEVISIONEdo New CP Reads Riot Act To Criminals, Pledges To Reduce Crime To Barest MinimumIndependent Newspapers LimitedObaseki inaugurates Edo Boundary C'tteeVanguardThe Punch -THISDAY Newspapers -WorldStage -The Eagle Onlineall 17 news articles »

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Who’s Cheating Kenyan Voters? – The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of BooksWho's Cheating Kenyan Voters?The New York Review of BooksOn September 1, after Kenya's Supreme Court became the first in Africa to nullify a flawed presidential election, Kenyans danced in the streets and some revelers pledged to convert to Seventh Day Adventism, the religion of Kenya's somber chief justice ...You're driving Kenya into a ditch,20 diplomats warn politiciansDaily NationKenya braces for a disaster of an electionChicago TribuneKenya President Says Polls Must Be This Week, Despite DoubtsU.S. News & World ReportGulf Times -News24 -Kenya Broadcasting Corporation -Financial Timesall 210 news articles »

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How these African leaders subvert democracy to cling to power for life – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHow these African leaders subvert democracy to cling to power for lifeUSA TODAYLOMÉ, Togo — Protesters in this west African capital have been burning tires and barricading roads to force political change in a country ruled by the same family for five decades. “He must go! We don't need him anymore,” demonstrator Henri Alifoe, 35 ...Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisisReutersGambian FM denies urging Togolese president to resignXinhuaTogo's President Gnassingbe should resign immediately

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WHO’s Tedros rescinds appointment of Mugabe as ‘goodwill ambassador’ – Healio

NewsdzeZimbabweWHO's Tedros rescinds appointment of Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'HealioAmid widespread concern, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, rescinded his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” for the world health agency. News of the controversial appointment ...How a blunder over Robert Mugabe has cost the WHO goodwill it needsSTATWhat Zimbabwe's Cybersecurity Ministry Says About

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INSIGHT-Protests test tribal authority on South Africa’s platinum belt

A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa's old homelands between global mining giants, traditional leaders and an impoverished rural populace. Parts of an industry long used to labor unrest are now contending with community protests that have cut production of the country's largest mineral export earner, platinum, and may shut some operations down altogether.

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World Health Organization Revokes Appointment of Mugabe – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportWorld Health Organization Revokes Appointment of MugabeU.S. News & World ReportFILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. In a statement Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 World ...WHO rescinds 'goodwill

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Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out

Image copyright AFP Image caption The clash took place near the Bahariya oasis (pictured)

More than 50 Egyptian security personnel have died during a clash with suspected Islamist militants.

The militants opened fire on the group during a raid on their hideout near the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said.

Security forces are understood to have gone into the desert following a tip-off about a possible hideout. Fifteen militants also died in the attack.

Egypt is currently fighting an Islamist insurgency in northern Sinai.

The Bahariya oasis where this attack took place, however, lies hundreds of kilometres south-west of the troubled region.

There has been no claim of responsibility by the Islamist groups active in the area.

An initial claim in Egyptian media linking Hasm, a smaller group, to the attack was later revealed to have been false.

A security source quoted by local news outlets said their convoy came under attack by militants using rocket-propelled grenades and explosive devices.

The situation was reportedly made worse for the security forces by the attackers' familiarity with the area, while the commanding officer was unable to call for land and air reinforcements due to poor telecommunications in the desert.

In total, 53 members of the security service died, sources told the BBC.

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