A mysterious Shia group has Nigeria worried

THE STREETS are quiet and the tear gas has dissipated, but no one knows for sure how many protesters were killed in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, at the end of October. The army claims six people died when soldiers stopped demonstrators from overrunning a checkpoint. Human-rights groups say at least 45 were killed—and that the demonstrations were peaceful

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Ethiopia:Barrier-Busting Leader Recruits Ethiopian Diaspora in U.S.

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Ethiopia’s energetic, headline-making prime minister, will visit the United States this week “with the sole purpose of engaging #Ethiopia’s large Diaspora community,” according to a Tweet early today from Fitsum Arega, his chief of staff.

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Zimbabwe:Military Evicts New Farmer At Gunpoint

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s military, enforcing a government order, has forcibly evicted President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s elderly cleric neighbour — at gunpoint — from a well-developed and equipped 250-hectare farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe in the Midlands region, the Zimbabwe Independent has established.

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