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Liberian President Sirleaf visits Imo today

  The Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is visiting  Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Thursday (today). The Director General of Rochas Okorocha Foundation, Mrs. Uloma Nwosu,  said Sirleaf will be guest of the foundation. Nwosu said Johnson-Sirleaf was invited because she shared in the foundation’s ideal to focus attention on the

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Separatist movement in English-speaking Cameroon seeks independence, govt troops fire protesters

Daily beast   A separatist movement in the largely Francophone country of Cameroon,  seeks for independence. English-speaking Cameroonians in two western regions of the country close to English-speaking Nigeria took to the streets to proclaim the Republic of Ambazonia. Unlike Kurdish separatists in Iraq or Catalan separatists in Spain, they attracted little attention

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed into the United Nations (UN) High-Level Advisory Board

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed into the United Nations (UN) High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation along with 17 other current and former global leaders. The Secretary-General, Antonio Gutierrez had in September announced the establishment of the board to provide him with advice on mediation initiatives and back specific mediation

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Mugabe Successor: sacks Vice president, paves way for wife

  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday, the government said, as the battle  to succeed the veteran leader intensified between Mnangagwa and Mugabe’s wife, Grace. “(President) Mugabe has exercised his powers to relieve honourable vice president E.D. Mnangagwa of his position as vice president,” Information Minister, Simon

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Kenyan opposition leader Odinga vows to give re-elected president Kenyatta ‘no peace’

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday promised to give the government “no peace” as he announced a campaign of protests and pickets to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta’s controversial re-election. Deepening the uncertainty clouding Kenya’s future, Raila Odinga dismissed the president as “the product of a fraud” after Mr Kenyatta was

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Reasons why Mugabe appoints Minister of Whatsapp and Facebook

  The creation of the Ministry of Whatsapp and Facebook by President Mugabe has continued to receive criticism. Zimbabweans are considering what the new ministry will mean for their civil liberties – especially freedom of speech. Zimbabwe’s government has been uneasy about social media after pastor Evan Mawararire spearheaded the #ThisFlag movement last

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