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Africa Daily News Reviews 7th November; Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe

UN Committee against Torture to review Cameroon on the 7th and 8th of November against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. (United Nations Human Rights)

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya marks 35 years in power. One of Africa’s longest serving heads of state, President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 anniversary in power today amidst calls for boycott of the event in the English-speaking regions of the country. (Daily Nations)

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has accused the United Nations and the Federal Government of paying lip service to issues about Southern Cameroon.(Daily Post)

​The United Nations (UN) has predicted that the 2019 general election in Nigeria will be free of violence. Head of UN Office for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambers, stated this in a chat with Channels Television. (Daily Post)




Dead bodies of 26 teenage girls have been found in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian authorities are working to establish the exact cause of their deaths. All the victims, believed to be from either Niger or Nigeria, are aged between 14 and 18 and were en route to Europe. (Ibtimes.co.UK)

Robert Mugabe has fired his powerful vice-president, clearing the way for his wife, Grace, to succeed him as leader of Zimbabwe.(The Guardian)

President Robert Mugabe’s wife yesterday said she is ready to succeed her husband as tensions rise in Zimbabwe’s ruling party over who will take over from the country’s ageing leader. (Jamaica Observer)

Niger Delta militants kill British hostage. One of the four missionary workers kidnapped by the Niger Delta militants in Enekorogha community , Burutu Local government Area of Delta State on October 13 , Ian Squire , has been killed by suspected militants. BBC quoted the foreign office as confirming the tragic incident , saying the three others were freed . (Punch Nigeria)

A former lawmaker filed a petition at Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday challenging the results of last month’s presidential election, a Reuters witness said, opening the door to potential legal challenges to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.(Reuters)

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