Mar 11, 2020, 3:35 PM
It is definitely incomprehensible that while the rest of the world is fighting tooth and nail in trying to contain the much-talked about financial crisis hitting the world, the continent of
From Libya to Morocco, Nigeria to Equatorial Guinea problems have continued to rage unabated. About 10,000 protesters have rallied in
Reports say the king proposed slightly loosening his current absolute power, but said he would keep total control of
His proposals will be put to a referendum on 1 July, but critics say this leaves little time for a real debate.
In neighbouring Senegal, a draft law is due to be tabled before the Senegalese parliament seeking to declare a candidate elected if he wins with at least 25 percent of the vote in the first round of elections.
Incumbent President Abdoulie Wade himself was elected in 2000 after coming second in the first round with 31 percent, then winning an overall majority in the run-off. Analyst say the proposal is likely to sail through the majority-controlled parliament in the coming days.
The proposal has raised the hackles of Wade’s rivals in the typically quiet West African state, who say it will make it easier for Wade to secure victory in next February’s election, which pits him against a fractured opposition.
Also there have been reports of a wave of arrests in
The detentions were intended to prevent pro-democracy protests during the AU summit due to start on Thursday, Amnesty International said.
The entire African continent is yearning for peace and nothing else. We have lost many of our loved ones in the continent, and any action that can create another trouble must be urgently tackled.
Worst of all, is the recent incident in
A bomb reportedly tore through the car park of
Reports also have it that gunmen raided a police station in northern
While we appreciate the efforts made by the ECOWAS, the AU and other international organisations, we pray that the parties involved in these conflicts allow common sense to prevail so that their people can live in peace, progress and prosperity.
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