Nigerian judge strikes out homosexuality case against dozens of men

A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships. The Nigerian law banning gay marriage, punishable by up to 14 years in… Read More Nigerian judge strikes out homosexuality case against dozens of men

Nine shot dead, opposition presidential candidate detained ahead of elections in Zanzibar

An opposition presidential candidate in Zanzibar detained as he tried to vote early on Tuesday has been released, after nine people were shot dead by security forces ahead of Wednesday’s elections, according to his party. Zanzibar, an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a semi-autonomous state of the East African country of Tanzania and both are due… Read More Nine shot dead, opposition presidential candidate detained ahead of elections in Zanzibar

Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hospitalised

Algeria’s president has been admitted to a specialised treatment unit in an army hospital, his office said on Tuesday, days before a critical referendum on changes he has pushed to the constitution. The statement from the presidency carried on Algerian state media did not specify if Abdelmadjid Tebboune had tested positive for the coronavirus, but… Read More Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hospitalised

At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon

Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. Arriving on motorcycles and in civilian clothes, the attackers hit the school around midday in the city of Kumba in South West… Read More At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon

Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler elected in 2015.… Read More Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests

The Nigerian military has offered to deploy in Lagos state if needed to protect key business and government sites amid anti-police protests, the governor said on Thursday. Unrest has broken out across the state, which is under 24-hour curfew, sparked by protests and the shooting of civilians by security forces on Tuesday evening. Governor Babjide… Read More Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests