Mozambique: Government and Islamic Council Work Against Extremism

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government, and the Islamic Council of Mozambique, in partnership with the United States, on Saturday launched a mechanism to identify and analyse the foci of instability that culminate in the violation of human rights in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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Malawi: Mutharika Ignores 48-Hour Ultimatum to Return to Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika would disregard a 48-hour demand by civil society organisations (CSOs) to return to Lilongwe from his Northern Region tour and meet people with albinism (PWAs) who are holding a vigil and have a face-to-face meeting with the Malawi leader to discuss the continued killings of albinos in the country.

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Mozambique: Terrorists Behead Four People in Mocimboa da Praia

[AIM] Maputo -A terrorist group, believed to be Islamic fundamentalists, murdered and beheaded four people on Thursday night in an attack against the village of Manila, in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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Nigeria: Nigerians React to Genevieve Nnaji’s "Lionheart" Neftlix Debut

[Guardian] Genevieve Nnaji’s directional debut Lion Heart has had a remarkable journey since it was first announced. Asides the massive reception and nominations it got across the intercontinental cinemas, Lion Heart is Netflix’s first Nigerian purchased film.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Broken, but Not Finished

[Daily Trust] Since 2015, Boko Haram’s capacity to carry out daring attacks especially on civilian populations has greatly diminished. Of recent, it mostly carries out isolated attacks in the fringes of the Lake Chad in far Northern part of Borno, on the borders of the lake, Niger and Cameroon Republics. Though there are occasional attacks along the Sambisa and Alagarno forests axis, military and civilian authorities as well as locals all agree that Boko Haram’s ability to inflict serious damage has been greatly reduced

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Mozambique: Constitutional Council Rejects Appeal By Frelimo

[AIM] Maputo -It is not only opposition parties whose appeals against the results of the 10 October municipal elections have been thrown out by the courts – the latest ruling from the Constitutional Council, Mozambique’s highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, supports the decision by the district court in the northern city of Cuamba to reject an appeal from the ruling Frelimo Party against the results in thus municipality, which was won by the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo

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