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Uganda court orders security forces to leave Bobi Wine’s home

CNN The Ugandan High Court has lifted the house arrest of Bobi Wine after security forces surrounded the presidential candidate’s home for ten days, his lawyer said Monday. “The Court held that the freedom to personal liberty is too crucial that it should not be restricted casually or indefinitely,” George Musisi told CNN over the phone. Justice

Bobi Wine

Uganda Ordered To End Bobi Wine’s House Arrest

BBC A UGANDAN court has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine. He has not left his house in the outskirts of the capital Kampala since voting in the presidential election 11 days ago, in which he was declared runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni. Monday’s ruling by the

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine ‘Fearful For Life’ After Museveni Win

BBC UGANDA’S main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his life is being threatened following Thursday’s election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth elected term. The singer-turned-politician told the BBC that he rejected the results “with the contempt they deserve”. He alleged there had been a lot of irregularities but Mr Museveni called it

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera

Two Malawian Ministers Succumb To Covid-19

SABC News MALAWIAN President Lazarus Chakwera decreed three days of national mourning after two members of his cabinet succumbed to Covid-19 Tuesday. Local Government Minister Lingson Belekenyama and the Minister for Transport Muhammad Sidik Mia died in the capital Lilongwe. The two are the highest-ranking public officials so far to succumb to the virus in

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Dismisses Health Minister, No Reason Given

Reuters ZAMBIAN President Edgar Lungu has dismissed Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya with immediate effect, the president’s office said on Sunday, without giving a reason for the move. Once seen as a potential presidential replacement for Lungu, Chilufya’s political ambitions have faded amid growing calls for his dismissal from opposition parties and health workers. “The President

Rights groups have long accused the Nigerian police of arbitrary arrests

Nigerian police arrest over 21,000 ‘violent crime’ suspects

BBC Nigeria’s police chief has said 21,296 suspects allegedly involved in “violent crimes”, including kidnapping and armed robbery, were arrested in the country last year. Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu gave the figures while reviewing police operations over the past one year at the Criminal Investigation Department and the Force Intelligence Bureau in the capital

The late Laurent Kabila

DRC Pardons Two Over President Laurent Kabila Assassination

BBC TWO men convicted over the assassination of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Laurent Kabila 20 years ago have been pardoned. Although Mr Kabila was shot by his bodyguard, two of his senior officials, Col Eddy Kapend and Georges Leta, were implicated in the killing. President Félix Tshisekedi commuted their death sentences last June.

344 Kidnapped Nigerian Boys Handed To Govt

The Guardian MORE than 300 schoolboys kidnapped in northern Nigeria have been rescued, the Katsina state governor has said. The 344 boys, whose abduction was claimed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, were on their way back to Katsina, Aminu Masari told the state broadcaster on Thursday. “At the moment, 344 of the students

Boko Haram

Boko Haram ‘says it abducted Nigeria students’

BBC Boko Haram has said it was behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in Nigeria’s north-western Katsina State, hinting at the group’s continued expansive and deadly reach in recent weeks, the private Daily Nigerian website has reported. At least hundreds of schoolboys at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state are still

The leaders of Somalia and Kenya have previously held meetings to resolve tensions between the two countries

Somali government cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya

BBC The federal government of Somalia has cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya. It has recalled all its diplomats from Nairobi and given Kenyan diplomats in Mogadishu seven days to leave the country. The announcement was made by the Minister of Information Osman Abukar Dubbe on state media. “The Somali government, based on its national

SA tightens restrictions as Covid-19 cases increase

BBC South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has tightened restrictions in the Eastern Cape province that has recorded increased Covid-19 cases. The president introduced a night curfew in the in the eastern Nelson Mandela Bay area that is the new hotspot. Consumption of alcohol in public areas like beaches was also banned starting Thursday in a