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Cameroon Political Crisis: Ambazonia separatists jailed for life

A military court in Yaoundé, Cameroon has sentenced a leader of Cameroon’s separatist movement, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and nine other separatists to life imprisonment. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe is the leader of the so-called Governing Council of Ambazonia. The court convicted the accused, who had been arrested in Nigeria in January 2018 and deported back to Cameroon, of rebellion and other charges. The lawyers of the convicts had accused the military judge of bias and serious irregularities in the proceedings…

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Anna Talia Oze Graces WAY – Kata Kata Collaboration

One of Uganda’s most famous celebrities Nambooze Annet, alias Anna Talia Oze was one of the many dignities that graced the WAY (We Are Youth) campaign which took place in Masaka, Uganda last week. The aim of the project was to encourage students to recognise the importance of education as well as make them realise they could build a brighter future if they keep in school. To demonstrate its support for quality education for every child, Kata Kata country…

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FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia for life. He has been found guilty of receiving bribes to fix matches, Extrasportsnigeria.com report. A FIFA statement released on August 16, 2019 also placed a fine on after he was found guilty in a case the investigation commenced since February. Siasia has coached the Super Eagles was in charge of the U23 Eagles to the Rio Olympics in 2016. The FIFA statement reads: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics…

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Nigeria’s coach Rohr calls up Iheanacho, Ebuehi, goalkeeper Okoye for Ukraine

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with Ukraine scheduled for Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, 10th September with Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals where Nigeria won bronze due to injury, recalled.  Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and Kelechi Iheanacho, cut from the roster just before the AFCON, have been told to fly to Ukraine. England-based duo Alex Iwobi and Iheanacho have been listed in midfield roles. Germany-based goalkeeper…

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Untold democracy is taking root in Tunisia

The upcoming presidential vote in Tunisia is set to mark a great milestone in the country’s political history since it gained independence. Following the demise of President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country will head to the ballot earlier than expected as required by the law. The constitution requires presidential polls to be held within 90 days after the death of the incumbent. Before the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections boss…

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Ligue 1: Osimhen hits brace on debut as Lille make winning start

Lille’s new signing Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen marked his Ligue 1 debut with two goals as last year’s runners-up Lille kicked off their new campaign with a 2-1 victory over Nantes on Sunday. Christophe Galtier’s hosts, who finished 16 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain last term, were indebted to 20-year-old Osimhen at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, according to an AFP report. The five-time Nigeria international, signed from Belgian outfit Charleroi in the close season, quickly displayed his pace by racing clear…

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Children, women’s safety in jeopardy over rife human trafficking in Namibia

Human trafficking is not a thing of the past as many think; it still exists in the 21st century. There are no significant changes in the modern era, despite the industrial revolution and technological development, as millions of people worldwide are still going through slavery. Unlike in the ancient times when victims of human trafficking, especially from Africa were transported oversees, nowadays the act occurs within the villages, towns or neighbouring countries. In fact, transporting the victims does not…

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Vacancy announcement for the position of Prosecutor of the ICC

The term of the current Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will expire on 15 June 2021. The Assembly of States Parties, acting pursuant to its mandate under Article 112 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Rome Statute), has initiated the process for the selection of the next Prosecutor. The President of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea), welcomes the publication of the vacancy announcement for the position of the…

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Africa: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of poop.

There is an adage amongst the Igbo ethnic group of the South East of Nigeria, which says:  Onwu na egbu nwa nkita anaghi ekwe ya nuu isi nsi. Translated: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of shit. Explained further literally, often when caution is disregarded, one is exposed to irrational actions, unguarded statements which could lead to untold danger, destruction or ultimate end. This proverb throws light on one of the causes of human miseries…

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Rwanda steps up measures mitigate Ebola spread

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has put up in place measures to curb the spread of Ebola virus into the country, following an outbreak of the deadly disease at Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma is home to more than a million people and lies directly between DRC and Rwanda. Until now, three people have been reported dead. The pandemic was first detected at DR Congo’s North Kivu last year August before spreading to the South. Some…

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Kenya: Jubilee party just a few inches from crumbling

In Kenyan political history, no political party has survived split when it goes through hard times, most specifically, internal wrangles since Independence. Going by history, Jubilee, Kenyan ruling party has minimal chances of survival, following squabbles from within for more than a year.  The once united and popular party across the country of late has become a battleground as members tear each other in public. On September 7, 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party The National Alliance (TNA), Deputy President…

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Zimbabwe’s former director arrested over graft

Zimbabwe’s newly constituted anti-corruption commission on Tuesday nabbed former Principal Director Monitoring and Evaluation in the office of the President and Cabinet Douglas Tapfuma on allegations of engaging in corruption. Tapfuma is accused of importing illegally a fleet of vehicles purported to belong to the government. According to state-owned daily the Herald, Mr Tapfuma misused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name and letters from the President’s office to import vehicles for himself, friends and relatives without paying duties. The paper further…

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