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Africa Daily News Reviews 10th November; Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe

Cameroonian authorities have issued 15 international arrest warrants for leaders of an Anglophone separatist party, the Southern Cameroon National Council. It comes after at least two military police officers were killed at a security checkpoint earlier this week. Cameroon newspapers list Sisiku Ayuk Tabe – the president of the Anglophone consortium – as among those wanted. (BBC World)

Anglophone ​Refugees in nigeria warn of a looming civil war in Cameroon. Bernard Chongo, one of the refugees who used to work in an orphanage in Akwaya, believes the crisis is likely to get worse. “I pray every day for Cameroon,” he said. “[But] the way things are, only a miracle will prevent a civil war.” (Kamer Vibs)

Killing of two gendarmes in Anglophone region likely to trigger Cameroonian government retaliation, leading to violent protests (Jane’s 360)

As a result of the killing of the gendarmes, Authorities in Cameroon have imposed a night-time curfew from November 8 to 23, from 22:00 to 05:00 and ordered the closure of shops and public places in the main city of the region rocked by unrest among the country’s anglophone minority. (News24)

The UN Human Rights Committee on 9 November 2017 in GENEVA has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania. (Africa Links)

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In Nigeria, The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar II, on Wednesday said the injustice in appointments and allocation of resources in the country were responsible for crisis and disunity in the country. (Daily Post)

Still in Nigeria, The police in Delta State investigating the kidnapping of four British missionaries said yesterday that they had arrested two persons suspected of involvement while a third was killed in a shoot – out at the gang ’s hideout . (Guardian Nigeria)

In Nigeria, The National Assembly has resolved to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls found in a Spanish warship on the Mediterranean en route Italy . (Guardian Nigeria)

Robert Mugabe is facing his biggest political challenge in almost two decades as opposition to his authoritarian 37-year rule over Zimbabwe gathers strength around the vice-president he fired this week. Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will return to lead Zimbabwe, after fleeing in wake of abrupt removal from post.(The Guardian)

Mean while Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday the route to leadership was long and full of “pitfalls and death“, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. (Times Live)

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In South Sudan, An unknown gunman shot and killed a senior protocol officer attached to South Sudan’s Western Lakes state over the weekend. (Sudan Tribune)

In Kenya, Raila has said elections in Kenya are held like ritual and institutions such as the IEBC and Supreme Court have been targeted by the current regime He vowed to lead his supporters in conducting peaceful protests, picketing, product boycotts, strikes and filing of petitions as measures to put pressure on Government to hold a fresh credible poll (Standard Media)

Still in Kenya, Jubilee MPs from pastoralist communities took their differences to the National Assembly over the recent killing of cattle in Laikipia by police. The MPs clashed before session speaker Soipan Tuya over Wednesday last week’s shooting of over 300 heads of cattle at Olmoran, Laikipia county. (The Star)



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