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Buhari calls for peace, but does not mention army intervention

Political power multiplies the adjustment movements and press releases after a chaotic week across the country - marked on Tuesday, October 20, by the intervention of the army towards a peaceful meeting in Lagos, then by a wave of looting and demolition in many states. In a statement released on Sunday night, President Muhammadu Buhari called "a call for peace" and lamented the loss of life in Nigeria.…

ECOWAS calls for calm and lifting of the boycott

In Côte d'Ivoire, the ECOWAS ministerial mission completed its two-day mission on Monday 19 October. In its final statement, the delegation from the West African Economic Community called for restraint, but also called on Pascal Affi N'guessan from the FPI and Henri Konan Bedié from the PDCI to reconsider their words on the order of boycott of the electoral process and civil disobedience.…

UN calls for the release of opponent Maurice Kamto

UN human rights experts are calling for the release of the main opposition leader Maurice Kamto and those arrested during protests organized by the opposition last month. In a press release, UN experts call on Yaoundé to release the president of Cameroon's Renaissance movement, Maurice Kamto, blocked in his home since Sept. 22. Officially, he is not the subject of any arrest warrant or house arrest, but according to his lawyers, he cannot leave his home. His residence is surrounded by hundreds of elements from the…

President Ramaphosa calls for calm after the murder of a white farmer

This killing revived racial tensions and triggered incidents last week. On Monday morning, the head of state, Cyril Ramaphosa, warned: "This incident shows how easily the fire of racial hatred can be rekindled." Ten days ago a young white farmer, 22, was murdered. Brendin Horn's body was found tied to a pole on his farm in Senekal, Free State province, 200 kilometers from Johannesburg. In the process, two black men were arrested. They are suspected of killing the farmer and stealing cattle. After the murder, white…

the recent release of hostages calls into question the fate of Colombian sister Gloria

The recent release of hostages in Mali raises hopes that more hostages will be released. Several Malians and six Westerners are still in the hands of the jihadists in the Sahel. Among them is the Colombian nun Gloria Cecilia Argoti, known as "Sister Gloria". The Colombian nun was abducted on February 7, 2017 in Karangasso, in the Sikasso region of southern Mali. She then appears in two videos, including one with French-Swiss Sophie Pétronin, who was released Thursday night. That was in September 2018. Since then, there is…

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