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Cameroon: President Biya’s Critic Sentenced to 25 Years Imprison

Cameroon’s opposition leader, Mr. Siddiki has been sentenced to 25 in prison for criticizing the President, Paul Biya. Mr. Siddiki, the leader of the Cameroon’s Patriotic Salvation Movement was arrested and sentenced by the military tribunal, based on alleged conspiracies to commit a possible hostility against the State. Apart from being charged for criticizing the President, the opposition leader was also convicted of starting a revolution against  President Biya, aimed at overthrowing the government. Mr. Siddiki denied all the…

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Free Secondary School Education in Ghana as President Nana Akufo -Addo Fulfils Election Promise

In honouring one of his core election promises, the newly elected president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a new programme of free secondary school education in the country. The aim of the programme is to drastically reduce the number of school dropouts amongst children ““ especially amongst those with poor parents, who cannot afford the high costs of education. Presently, Primary school education is free in Ghana; with the new programme, it is expected that 400,000 new students…

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Togo: Will President Faure Gnassingbé Bow Out (Dis)gracefully?

In an unprecedented defiance of the brute force of the security apparatus and a clear challenge to President Faure Gnassingbé `s rigid authority, tens of thousands of Togolese have angrily protested on the streets of Togo’s capital, Lomé , demanding the introduction of a two-term presidential limit and the end of what they called the “Gnassingbé dynasty.” Never before has Togo, a country known for its little tolerance for demonstrations and freedom of speech, witnessed such a multitude of…

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Liberian Election Fever And George Weah ‘Assassination’ Allegations

While Liberians are anxiously waiting and hoping for a peaceful political transition of power through the election come 10 October, after years of bloody civil war and political instabilities, which gave birth to relative political stability under the outgoing President   Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the news of the alleged assassination attempt on the life of George M. Weah, the opposition candidate, has caused different reactions amongst Liberians. Last week, Weah`s opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), reported that three…

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Nigeria and Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is no more a new phenomenon in African political terrain. It is a common practice for African presidents, leaders or other Ogas in the corridor of power to rush to overseas for medical check-ups. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is not new to this African practice. In Nigeria, just like in many other African countries, the issue is not really that their President travelled abroad for medical treatments. Not really. Which Oga does not do that? After all,…

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