Africa Daily News Reviews 18th November; Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Libya, Kenya 

The UN’s Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) chief Francois Lounceny Fall, on Friday underscored its commitment to Cameroon’s “territorial integrity and unity” as the francophone-majority country grappled with violence and separatism in two English-speaking regions. He called for calm and restraint and the holding of an “inclusive dialogue.” (Daily Mail)

United Nations experts says Cameroon human rights must be respected to end cycle of violence. They urge the Government to adopt all necessary measures consistent with Cameroon’s human rights obligations to end the cycle of violence. They call on the Government of Cameroon to engage the representatives of the Anglophone population in a meaningful political dialogue. (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

Fire ravages Cameroon parliament. The fire destroyed the administration and finance offices of the main building of Cameroon’s parliament overnight in Yaoundé, officials said on Friday. The senior vice president of the National Assembly Hilarion Etong said nothing was recovered from his office. “My office on the fourth floor is all burned. I have lost everything, I am sad,” he said. (BBC NEWS)



Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women.The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya , were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral (Guardian Nigeria)

In Nigeria, Human rights lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana ( SAN ), yesterday said the President Muhammadu Buhari – led Federal Government lacks the political will needed to rid Nigeria of corruption .(Guardian Nigeria)

Still in Nigeria, The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to dismiss a suit, seeking to compel him to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Thursday brought an application before the court, praying court to order Buratai to produce Kanu dead or alive.(The Breaking Times)

Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) calls on the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, to resign amid ongoing political crisis in the country, local media reported Friday. (Sputnik International)

Two African leaders have waded into the political crisis in Zimbabwe, calling on long-serving Robert Gabriel Mugabe to step aside. The two leaders are Botswana’s Ian Khama and Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara. (Africa News) 

Meanwhile President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance in the wake of the military takeover on Wednesday. The 93-year-old joined a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in the capital Harare. (Africa News)



African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate “slave markets” of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men. (VOA News)

In Kenya, Unrest Hits the Capital As Opposition leader Raila Odinga Returns Home Traffic on key city roads was in gridlock as hundreds of Raila Odinga’s supporters, the majority on foot, attempted to force their way into the airport to welcome him. (All Africa)

South African Universities Suspended from Offering Law Degrees The Council on Higher Education has said that, following its National Review of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme, that the University of Limpopo, the University of Zululand and the University of Cape Town – one of the world’s top 100 law schools – have been informed that their accreditation would be withdrawn (All Africa)

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