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Cameroon main opposition leader Maurice Kamto released

  Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon’s main opposition leader Maurice Kamto walked free from jail Saturday after a military court ordered his release at the behest of veteran President Paul Biya. Kamto was greeted by hundreds of supporters as he was driven away surrounded by a dozen-strong escort of …

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Museveni lashes at Opposition for promoting false propaganda against NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has lashed at the opposition for promoting hate speech against the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM government, saying Ugandans continue voting for his government because it has done a lot to transform Uganda. Museveni made the remarks while campaigning for Harriet Mugenyi …

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Opposition cleared to present electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has allowed the Opposition to present their electoral reform proposals. In January, the Shadow Attorney-General Wilfred Niwagaba and Ndorwa East MP gave notice to Parliament on his intention to introduce a private members bill entitled the constitutional …

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Zimbabwe opposition official arrested over protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A senior official of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has been arrested for failing to stop an outlawed protest, the party said Friday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) organised several protests to highlight the collapsing economy in the southern African country, but the government has launched a …

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Equatorial Guinea’s president to mark 40 years in power

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema will celebrate forty years in power on Saturday, highlighting his status as Africa’s longest-serving head of state. Since he seized control in a 1979 military coup, rights groups have described Obiang Nguema, 77, as one of the continent’s most brutal …

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Opposition, speaker to meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament will on Friday meet the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over electoral reforms ahead of the 2021 elections. In 2016, Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe while delivering their judgment in the Amama Mbabazi Versus Museveni and …

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