Sudan: At least four anti-coup protesters shot dead as security forces raid broadcasters

Authorities fired live bullets and tear gas at crowds in Omdurman, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) northwest of the capital, SCDC said in a statement. It added that a number of people had been injured and admitted into hospital. In videos shared by activist groups, crowds of demonstrators can be seen running through plumes of… Continue reading Sudan: At least four anti-coup protesters shot dead as security forces raid broadcasters

Nigeria: CNN investigation sheds new light on EndSARS protest

In Nigeria thousands of young people have been protesting against police brutality as part of a largely peaceful movement called EndSARS. But on October 20, these protests turned deadly as the army and police moved in on unarmed civilians. The Nigerian army has called allegations that it fired into the crowd “fake news” and told… Continue reading Nigeria: CNN investigation sheds new light on EndSARS protest

Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence the Lekki toll gate reporting is inaccurate

CNN’s investigation focused on a demonstration against police brutality, led by the largely peaceful “#EndSARS” movement. Minister for Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Thursday dismissed the CNN investigation as “fake news” and “misinformation,” repeatedly denying the military used live rounds against protesters. “Like everyone else, I watched the CNN report. I must tell you that… Continue reading Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence the Lekki toll gate reporting is inaccurate

Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria preparations hit by Covid-19, injuries and Watford ‘baring fangs’

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has tested positive for Covid-19, the Serie A club said on Thursday, while injuries have ruled out defenders Abdullahi Shehu, who plays in Cyprus for AC Omonia, and Glasgow Rangers’ Leon Balogun, according to the AFCON website. Meanwhile Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has denied his club has disrespected the tournament following… Continue reading Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria preparations hit by Covid-19, injuries and Watford ‘baring fangs’

Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon conflict looms over tournament venue

Cameroon is hosting the tournament in six cities, but security is potentially most at threat in Limbe, a city on the tropical Atlantic coast whose surrounding region has been rocked by armed attacks since war broke out in 2017. The conflict, in which armed groups are trying to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia, has… Continue reading Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon conflict looms over tournament venue

Aquamation: The green alternative to cremation chosen by Desmond Tutu

At his request, the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s body underwent aquamation — considered to be a greener alternative to cremation — South Africa’s Anglican Church confirmed to CNN on Saturday. Aquamation is a water-based process whose scientific name is “alkaline hydrolysis”, in which a “combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to… Continue reading Aquamation: The green alternative to cremation chosen by Desmond Tutu

Richard Leakey: World-renowned Kenyan conservationist dies at 77

“I have this afternoon, Sunday 2nd January 2022, received with deep sorrow the sad news of the passing away of Dr. Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, Kenya’s former Head of Public Service,” Kenyatta’s statement said. “On behalf of the people of Kenya, my family and on my own behalf, I send heartfelt condolences and sympathies to… Continue reading Richard Leakey: World-renowned Kenyan conservationist dies at 77

Sudan’s Prime Minister resigns amid violent anti-coup protests that have left at least 57 people dead

The announcement came after three protesters were killed by Sudanese security forces during anti-coup demonstrations near the capital Sunday, the civilian-allied Sudanese Central Doctors Committee (SCDC) said. In a televised speech announcing his resignation, Hamdok said he is stepping down to make way “for the daughters or sons” of the country to complete the transitional… Continue reading Sudan’s Prime Minister resigns amid violent anti-coup protests that have left at least 57 people dead

Niger police find cocaine worth nearly $9 million in mayor’s truck

The mayor and his driver, who were in the vehicle at the time, were arrested with 199 bricks of cocaine at a checkpoint on the road heading north out of the desert trading hub of Agadez on Sunday, the sources said. A statement from Niger’s Central Office for the Repression of Illicit Drug Trafficking (OCRTIS)… Continue reading Niger police find cocaine worth nearly $9 million in mayor’s truck