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Burundi election: police arrest over 200 opposition observers

Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) said on Friday, alleging voting irregularities.Wednesday’s election, the first competitive presidential election since civil war erupted...

Islamist militants go berserk kill dozens in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Police in Mozambique said that Islamist militants have killed around 52 people in Cabo Delgado province, with some beheaded, after some people refused to be recruited into the militant group.Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced during the three-year...

Kenyan gospel singer quizzed by police over her Nigerian husband’s death

Kenyan gospel artiste Ruth Matete Amoyi on Thursday recorded a statement with detectives over the death of her Nigerian husband John Apewajoye, reports Kenyan Daily NationApewajoye, a pastor, died on April 11, two weeks after he suffered burn wounds...

Nigeria security forces have killed 18 persons over virus lockdown

Nigerian security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus, a figure higher than the documented toll inflicted by the disease, the country's human rights body said.Africa's most populous nation has imposed a total...

Coronavirus lockdown choking off food supply in Africa

In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables by setting fire to it.Wielding batons, they scattered a group of rural farmers who had traveled overnight,...

Police in Ivory Coast clash with protesters over coronavirus test centre

Ivory Coast police on Monday clashed with protesters who had begun dismantling a half-built coronavirus testing centre, afraid that people using the facility would spread the epidemic through their district.More than 100 residents in Yopougon, a neighbourhood of the...

Boy 13, shot dead in Kenya by police enforcing curfew

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighborhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew.Go upstairs, the children’s mother had shouted minutes earlier,...

Police shoot 2 men in Uganda for violating movement ban

Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged people to stay home but has...

Nigeria police chief orders officers to enforce social restriction orders

- Warns against unnecessary arrests/detention of suspectsThe Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has urged all Nigerians to voluntarily adhere to the social restriction orders.He further directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police...

Police in US arrest 100 years old woman on her birthday

The Person County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, USA, fulfilled 100-year-old Ruth Bryant’s birthday wish on Tuesday with a tongue-in-cheek “arrest.”By the time you have reached a full century of life, you have, statistically speaking, experienced more than most...
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Congolese govt gives mines a month to end Covid restrictions

The Democratic Republic of Congo has given copper and cobalt mining companies a month to stop confining workers on...
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Seventeen injured in Egyptian oil pipeline fire

A major fire broke out after a leak of oil from the Shuqair-Mostorod pipeline next to a busy highway in a Cairo suburb on...

Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked again in Nile dam talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow...

Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking...