Nigeria:Presidential Poll – 16 Parties Now in Merger Talks

[This Day] Lagos cleric and newly elected presidential candidate of Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Rev. David Esosa Ize-Iyamu, on Sunday revealed that no fewer than 16 political parties are currently in merger talks to give President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “a good fight” in the coming presidential election.

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Nigeria:With Buhari, No Defection Can Stop Ruling Party From Winning 2019

[Guardian] In this interview, controversial member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin who was once suspended for exposing some alleged corrupt dealings by his fellow lawmakers, speaks on the gale of defections in the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), expressing confidence that the party would come out stronger.

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Africa:Migrants in Libya Face Rising Threat From ‘Stronger’ Gangs and Traffickers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs – which are becoming stronger – as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nations and analysts said on Tuesday.

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