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Former MP Kipoi re-arrested in Botswana

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The former Bubulo West Member of Parliament, Tonny Nsubuga Kipoi has been re-arrested in Botswana, a month after being acquitted of treason charges in Uganda. A story in The Monitor Newspaper of Botswana indicates that Kipoi is locked up at Urban Police Station Gaborone following …

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Nigerian police launch nationwide crackdown on crime in protests

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian police said a national crackdown has been launched on all criminal activities to make the country safe, after reports of suspected hoodlums hiding under the guise of protesters to loot and destroy public and private assets. Frank Mba, national police spokesperson, in a statement …

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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria arising from recent protests against police brutality. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Saturday, the council called …

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AU chair urges Africa to prepare to implement AfCFTA

Johannesburg, S.A. | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on the continent’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to prepare to start trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement effective from Jan. 1, 2021. Ramaphosa made the remarks in his closing address at …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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Somalia arrests 10 suspects for cheetah trafficking

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somalia’s Somaliland said Tuesday it is holding ten suspects who have been rounded up in two separate incidents of wildlife trafficking in the past three weeks. The police said some suspects were arrested in Hargeisa while attempting to sell three young cheetah cubs to the highest …

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