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Africa Daily News Reviews 28th November; Cameroon, Libya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya

Cameroon
  The African Development Bank has agreed to a €180m loan to support Cameroon’s reforms to shore up public finances. The president of the African Development Bank said Cameroon could become an emerging economy by 2035 (Public  Finance International)

■Cameroon opposition wants national dialogue on ‘Anglophone crisis’. A number of opposition politicians in Cameroon met in Bamenda, capital of the Northwest region to demand a cessation of government sanctioned arrests of people in the restive Anglophone regions. (Africa News)

The Cameroon’s Government has now restricted internet access for more than 150 days in 2017. For almost two months now, Cameroon’s government has restricted access to social media and messaging apps in its Anglophone regions, adding to the already simmering tensions in the country. (QUARTZ AFRICA)



NIGERIA 

■ The United Nations Information Centre ( UNIC ) in collaboration with Women Arise has joined forces with gender activists to create awareness on violence against women and girls . (Guardian Nigeria)

■ Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has said he is open to reconciliation with his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, in pursuit of his ambition of becoming President in 2019. (Daily Post)

South Africa

■ A South African woman of 22-year-old who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. (Africa News )

KENYA 

■ President of Kenya to Be Sworn today 28th November 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will take office tomorrow in a complicated political environment, as opposition leaders and supporters refuse to recognize his legitimacy. (PENGLISH)

■ Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office. More than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are expected to attend. (BBC)

■ Kenya police fired tear gas to disperse a crowed of thousands of people trying to force their way into the stadium in the capital, Nairobi to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta.  According to local media reports, three people have been shot by the police. (Africa New)



ZIMBABWE

■ Zimbabwe has officially declared 21 February to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday, the Herald newspaper reports. (BBC)

■ Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolved cabinet on Monday and immediately appointed two allies to, in the interim, hold forte at two of the great offices of state – finance and foreign affairs. (All Africa)

SOMALI

■ Fighting has forced more than 10,000 Somalis to flee their homes and seek safety in the capital, Mogadishu, during November, the Norwegian Refugee Council has said. About a million Somalis have been displaced since January, mainly due to drought. (BBC)

LIBYA 

■ Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community’s failure to deal with a global migration crisis, writes Guma El-Gamaty. Who is really responsible for Libya’s slave trade? ( The New Arab)

■ SWEDEN, Stockholm – Thousands of people gathered in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on Saturday night to protest against the alleged sale of African migrants and refugees in Libya. (ALJAZEERA)

SUDAN 

■ Sudanese authorities have arrested a powerful militia leader suspected of human rights abuses in the Darfur region. Musa Hilal was detained after fighting with Sudanese forces near his hometown in North Darfur, state media reports. (BBC)

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