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Cameroon independence protests result in deaths

Soldiers in Cameroon shot dead at least eight people during independence protests in the English-speaking parts of the country. Rallies were held on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of the regions into Cameroon. The mayor of the town of Kumbo told the BBC that five of the dead were …

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Rats ‘chase’ Buhari from office

Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture …

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U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang’s weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks. The U.S. Treasury designated six Chinese-owned entities, one Russian, one North Korean and two based in Singapore. They …

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Liberian president wants security as tenure ends

With the elections approximately six weeks away, the winner of the popular vote will be entitled to just a brief moment to gloat and then get down to the business of assuming leadership of the country. And from the day the President-elect and Vice President-elect are announced, a series of …

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Faure Gnassingbe Apologises, Calls For Calm

The Togolese government is reported to have apologized to the citizenry over clashes between civilians and security forces which led to some loss of lives. The apology was reportedly carried by the country’s state media with an appeal to the opposition to calm tensions down in the West African state. …

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