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Africa Daily News Reviews 30th November; Cameroon, Libya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya

African leaders and their European counterparts meet in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, Under the auspices of the 5th African Union (A.U.) and European Union (E.U.) summit to dilate on how to solve some mutual problems ranging from youth unemployment, security and migration. (Africa Links 24)


■Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in the English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said. The deaths were confirmed by a government source, although the circumstances were not given.(Daily Mail) 

■ Samuel Eto’o denies buying flight tickets for Cameroonian migrants. He wrote, “Several sites have circulated a rumor that I would have given money to every migrant returnee, in relation to a topical issue. This rumor is absolutely unfounded! (Daily Post)

■ African autocrats are closely watching events in Zimbabwe after the successful coup against longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Calls for a change in power are becoming louder in Cameroon. Will Africa’s autocrats stay in power? (DW Africa) 


■ More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country, Nigerian officials said. The 242 migrants landed at Lagos airport on a Libyan Airlines flight at around 9:00 pm local time (3:00pm ET) on Tuesday. (CNN)

■ Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the selling of black Africans into slavery in Libya, describing the situation as “appalling and unacceptable.” All Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya and elsewhere will be bought home, Muhammadu Buhari has said. (Africa Links 24)


South Sudan 

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita has stressed that the conflict can only have a political solution, and urged the international community to provide “unified and unconditional” support for the peace process. (All Africa)


■ Hundreds of Togolese opposition members turned up for the new round of anti-government protests in the capital Lome on Monday. Wednesday’s march was largely peaceful according to reports from local media. The opposition vows to continue protests even during talks (Africa News)


■ Zimbabwe’s ex-vice president Phekezela Mphoko has reportedly been given up to December 1 to leave Botswana by President Ian Khama’s government. President Mnangagwa says He is free to come back home as Botswana tells him to leave (News 24)


■ As the Kenyan President is sworn in after a controversial election rerun, the country’s opposition leader Raila Odinga says his political party will abide by the constitution. (CNN)



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