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Nigerian political primary: 95 aspirants, 241 Senate hopefuls, 821 pick HoR forms

NIGERIA - Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, no fewer than 95 governorship aspirants have obtained the expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as of the close of work on Thursday. Also, 17 presidential aspirants, including one female presidential aspirant, have picked their forms. While the male aspirants paid N100 million each, the female aspirant paid N30 million as directed by the party. Checks revealed that […]

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Guinea prosecutor orders trial against ex-President Conde

Guinea authorities say they will prosecute former President Alpha Conde and 26 of his officials for violence surrounding his bid for a controversial third term in office. The 84-year-old former leader was overthrown in a coup d´etat in September by a military junta that now leads the West African country. The ex-president and his supporters are accused of several charges including complicity in murder, abductions, torture, and illegal detentions, according […]

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Tunisia probes leaked recordings criticizing President Saied

Eleven recordings, widely shared in the North African country allegedly feature Nadia Akacha, who was Saied's closest advisor for around two years before quitting in January. Prosecutors in Tunisia have opened an investigation to determine the authenticity of recorded conversations purported to involve a former top aide criticizing President Kais Saied, Tunisian media said. The 11 recordings, widely shared and debated since the first leaks on Friday, allegedly feature Nadia […]

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