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Mobile Internet Off In Togo Before Opposition Protests

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. On social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which were still accessible using intermittent Wi-Fi access in the capital, Lome, users called for services to …

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Spanish, Finnish Police Break Up Nigerian Prostitution Ring

file photo Spanish and Finnish police, with the help of European law agencies, have arrested 24 members of a suspected prostitution ring preying on young Nigerian women, Europol said Thursday. “The victims, mainly vulnerable young Nigerian women, were recruited in Nigeria and trafficked to Spain via Italy,” Europe’s Hague-based policing …

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Violence Breaks Out In Kenya After Kenyatta Victory

Violence erupted in a part of the Mathare slum of Nairobi on Friday (August 11) shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially re-elected and extended an olive branch to his opponent, Raila Odinga, and his supporters. Kenyatta’s rivals rejected the result, raising the prospect of street protests. Police fired tear …

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Kenyatta Urges Kenyans To Shun Violence Before Tense Election

File photo: Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans on Monday (August 7), the eve of a presidential election, to shun intimidation and violence and stand together, no matter what the result. Opinion polls put Kenyatta neck-and-neck with opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose call for street protests after …

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Rwanda Opposition Candidate Confident Of Defeating Kagame

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame In Rwanda’s northern Rulindo district, residents look over a hill on to three tents pitched ahead of an opposition rally. Campaigns are gaining momentum ahead of elections on August 4. Frank Habineza, the presidential candidate for the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DPGR) the only registered …

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Ethiopia Cuts Off Internet After High School Exam Leaks

Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media. Hundreds of thousands of students are taking the tests throughout the Horn of Africa country. Grade 10 exams started on May 31 and end …

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Cameroon Turns To Local Market To Promote Its Coffee

Despite coffee being one of Cameroon’s main cash crops, a coffee drinking culture has been slow to take off in the country, where most of the coffee produced is processed for the European market. To try and get more Cameroonians to drink coffee, a group of investors in the sector …

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Congo’s Main Opposition Rejects Kabila’s New Government

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition party denounced president Joseph Kabila’s newly appointed government under prime minister Bruno Tshibala, which they say undermines a previous agreement. Kabila, in power since 2001, struck a deal in December with Congo’s main opposition bloc to stay on after his mandate expired provided he …

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