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Counting underway after Burkina Faso general elections

Ouagadougou, Nov. 23, 2020 (PANA/Naija247news) Counting is continuing in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The compilation of the results is being done by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has estimated the provisional turnout at...

Human Rights Watch group flags ‘serious abuses’ in Tanzania’s elections

Nairobi, Nov. 23, 2020 (PANA/NAN) Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that at least four people were killed by the state forces who also carried out other serious abuses that marred Tanzania’s national elections in late October and early November 2020. The human rights...

Ethiopian PM asks Tigray forces to surrender as military operation enters ‘final and crucial round’

Addis Ababa, Nov. 23, 2020 (PANA/Naija247news) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has said the second phase of the military operation in northern Tigray Region is now “successfully completed” and has entered the “final and crucial round of capturing Mekelle (the regional capital) to bring...

ECOWAS Parliarment to foster closer relations with members states National Assemblies – Tunis

By ifeanyi Nwoko Lome, Nov. 22, 2020 The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has said that there is a urgent need to build closer relationship between the sub-regional Parliament and the Parliaments in Member States. In an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lomé, Tunis...

Federal court trashes Trump’s election suit in Pennsylvania

New York, Nov. 22, 2020 A U.S. federal court on Saturday evening dismissed President Donald Trump’s suit that sought to cancel millions of mail-in votes in the Nov. 3 election in Pennsylvania. Naija247news reports that this is yet another major blow to...

Italy continues repatriation of Tunisian illegal migrants

Tunis, Nov. 21, 2020 Italy has continued the repatriation of undocumented Tunisians by secret flights that land at Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport, 100 kms south of Tunis, a security source in the Tunisian capital said on Saturday. The Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport received flights on Monday,...

Lebanon signs MoU with France to develop army’s capabilities

Beirut, Nov. 20, 2020 Lebanon on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France aimed at developing the capabilities of the Lebanese army, a statement by the army reported. The MoU was signed between Lebanon’s Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun and Chief of...

Zimbabwe hikes road toll, vehicle license, motorists to pay more

Harare, Nov. 20, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Zimbabwe government on Friday announced that it has raised road toll fees by 166 per cent for small vehicles, while heavy vehicles would pay nearly 120 per cent more. Tendai Mugabe, public relations and marketing manager of Zimbabwe National...

Uganda’s coffee export increases by 4.6% in October

Kampala, Nov. 20, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) on Friday announced that the country’s coffee export earnings in October rose by 4.5 per cent over September, as it exported about 13 per cent more in quantity. The UCDA made the announcement in...

Uganda’s electoral body warns of presidential campaigns cancellation

Kampala, Nov. 20, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Uganda’s Electoral Commission on Friday warned that it may cancel the presidential campaigns if there is continued violation of guidelines. Justice Simon Byabakama, chairperson of the Electoral Commission, said in a statement that candidates should desist from holding rallies in...
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