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Africa Daily News Reviews 22th November; Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Libya

Africa: Peacekeepers and Sexual Abuse – a Persistent Stain On the United Nations’ Image. The sexual abuse and exploitation of women – in war and peacetime – is one of the most widespread and overlooked phenomena. (Africa Links 24)

Zimbabwe: Incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken publicly for the first time since Robert Mugabe’s resignation, saying the country is now “witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy”. (Africa Links 24)

Zimbabwe: Mnanagagwa to be sworn-in as president on Friday- State Broadcaster.  The swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe’s former Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa as president is scheduled to take place this Friday. The former vice president, who had been out of the country after he was sacked from both party and government, will replace Robert Mugabe who resigned this Tuesday. (Africa News)

Cameroon: Some 250 Cameroonian Migrants who left the country in search of greener pastures have return to the country from Libya following their repatriation. They arrived at the Yaoundé Nsimalen airport last night. (Cameroon Journal)

Cameroon: Young Cameroonians on Monday demonstrated in front of the libyan Embassy in the capital, Yaounde denouncing the commercialisation of migrants in Libya.The demonstrations come following the Cable News Network, CNN report showing African migrants being sold as slaves to farm fields in Libya.( Africa News)

Nigeria: At least 235 people have been killed this month in two northern Nigerian states of Adamawa and Zamfara in attacks by insurgents, ethnic militias and bandits, reports show. The two latest attacks on Tuesday, blamed on the Boko Haram insurgents, claimed at least 80 lives.(Daily Nations)

DR Congo: The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday recalled its ambassador from Libya following reports that some Congolese and citizens of other African countries were being sold as slaves in the North African country. (Anadolu Agency)

Uganda: Police detain senior newspaper staff and 7 others over Museveni article. The eight, who include editors and managers, are being held at the Nalufenya Police Detention Centre in Jinja, farther east of Kampala.Police say article “the Red Pepper” published on Monday infringed on the country’s law and had “grave implications on national and regional security and stability.” (The East Africa)

Kenya: Police lobbed teargas to disperse demonstrators protesting killing of cattle on Wednesday. Reto Women Association was holding a peaceful demonstration to decry alleged police killing of over 300 livestock belonging to pastoralist communities who had invaded private ranches in Laikipia County. (Standard Media)

Kenya: Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to reach out to the Opposition and make peace after the disputed October elections. In a statement on Wednesday, Gideon said Uhuru should follow the footsteps of the late American President Abraham Lincoln. (The Star)



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