Tuesday, 28th March 2023

West Africa

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Cameroon: Biya's party wins all Senate seats

The party of President Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon for more than 40 years, unsurprisingly won all 70 seats in the indirectly elected Senate on March 12, the Constitutional Council announced Thursday.

The 90-year-old omnipotent head of state must also appoint 30 more senators in the next 10 days.

The Rassemblement démocratique du peuple…

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Niger: Army claims to have killed about 20 "terrorists" near Nigeria

The Nigerien army said last week it killed "about 20 terrorists" of the jihadist group Boko Haram and captured 83 other suspected fighters during an operation on the border with Nigeria.

This "air-land sweep" operation aimed to "neutralize" the bases of the Islamic State in West Africa group (ISWAP, a splinter faction of Boko Haram) installed in…

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Marburg virus kills 20 in Equatorial Guinea - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that the death toll from the Marburg virus epidemic in Equatorial Guinea has risen to 20, with Malabo reporting six more deaths in 10 days.

The cases of this haemorrhagic fever, which is almost as deadly as Ebola, have spread from the province of Kie-Ntem, where it caused the first known deaths on 7…

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Here are 5 prayers Obi seeks in his petition to tribunal against Tinubu’s victory

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi on Tuesday, March 21 filed his petitions to the presidential elections tribunal to challenge Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third in last month's poll behind Atiku Abubakar and victor Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives…

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