All appeared lost until a Dutch nun from Mukakamanzi’s church turned up at the prison and secured her release by paying the police.
Opposition leaders and even some Buhari allies have been pushing for his government to revamp the military command.
Zimbabwe’s Senior Hospital Doctors Association termed the official’s remarks ‘regrettable’.
For 11 days heavily armed soldiers and police officers surrounding the property had prevented members of Wine’s household from leaving their compound.
The vaccine being given is the Oxford-AstraZeneca formula, manufactured in India under the name of Covishield.
Human rights bodies have long accused Nigerian security forces of killing IPOB members, claims that they have denied.

Africa Mali ministers end symbolic visit to ex rebel bastion

Implementing the agreement is viewed by many as one of the few escape routes from the Mali’s cycle of violence. 

Africa Nine dead in clashes on Somalia, Kenya border

The incident is the latest linked to a political crisis in the semi-autonomous Jubaland region of Somalia which has strained diplomatic relations between the East African countries.

Africa DR Congo president hails Covid ‘products’ as WHO sounds caution

The DRC has recorded 21,597 cases of coronavirus, of which 647 have been fatalities, according to the latest figures, published on Friday.

Africa ‘Disturbing’ allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict – UN

Thousands have died in the Tigray conflict though a communications blackout and media and humanitarian access restrictions have made it difficult to assess the situation on the ground.

Africa Uganda’s opposition supporters nervously await next move

Museveni won 58.6 percent of the vote, with Wine runner-up with 34.8 percent, according to the electoral commission, which put turnout at 57.2 percent.

Africa 10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

Libya has been wracked by violence since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.

Africa Journalist shot dead in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, relative says

The Committee to Protect Journalists last month identified Ethiopia as a top jailor of reporters, saying at least seven media workers were behind bars.

Africa Africa records higher death rates during Covid-19 ‘second wave’

A total of 21 African countries have so far recorded death rates higher than 2.2 percent.

Africa Mali security forces disperse rally against French army

France, Mali’s former colonial ruler, first intervened in the country in 2013 to help drive back jihadist forces advancing on Bamako. 

Africa Jihadist attacks in Mozambique fuelling aid crisis, says UN

After pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group in 2019, the jihadists escalated attacks, sometimes carrying out beheadings and abducting women and children.

Africa Zimbabwe foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo dies

According to presidential spokesperson George Charamba, Moyo died at a hospital from Covid-19 complications on Wednesday morning.

Africa ‘Buried by strangers’: Funeral curbs raise ire in Zimbabwe

Burying loved ones abroad or in a city far from their rural home is considered undignified.

Africa Central African Republic opposition parties reject Touadera re-election

Thirteen of Touadera’s 16 electoral rivals had filed a suit to the Constitutional Court over the provisional results.

Africa Rwandan capital back under full virus lockdown

A recent surge in cases has mainly affected the capital, which represents 61 percent of all infections reported in January, health ministry statistics show.

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