Africa Daily News Reviews 30th October; Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda,Togo, Ghana

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Kenyatta Declared Winner in Kenya Presidential Poll, Again. Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, or IEBC declare Mr. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mr. William Samoei Ruto as president-elect and deputy president-elect, respectively.  (Voice of America)

Meanwhile, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for another election after boycotting the repeat elections organised on October 26. He told his supporters on Sunday that the National Super Alliance (NASA) party wants election in 90 days as he discredited the rerun which was marred by violence and low turnout. (Africa News)




Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has fired two top officials of his administration for their respective roles in two separate cases of corruption. The two officials are Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal and former Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.  (Africa News)

In Cameroon, A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader, Aboubakar Siddiki, the president of northern Cameroon’s main opposition party on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated. (Reuters)

Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon’s far north overnight, targetting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested, officials told AFP Monday. (Daily Mail)

Twenty-six Togolese nationals have been arrested in Ghana for organising a protest in the capital Accra without notifying the authorities.(Africa News)




Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has testified that Pope Francis prayed for his fractured hand in 2015, and it got healed. He noted that Pope Francis, who visited Uganda in November 2015, had become a good friend of Uganda. (Bernama News)

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