Ruling party senator abducted in Bamenda
04 May 2022 | 1:28 pm
An abducted Cameroonian ruling party senator appears in a video announcing her resignation and calling for anglophone independence. Regina Mundi may have been forced to read this statement by English-speaking separatist militia. Meanwhile, in Congo-Brazzaville, there are calls for the government to do more to identify and support those suffering from mental illness. And as Muslims across Africa prepare to celebrate Eid, preparations have been tainted by soaring prices.
26 Feb 2021
Gunmen have abducted an unknown number of children in an attack on a boarding school. It's the second time in a week that kidnappers have targeted a school in the West African country.
5 Mar 2021
Orlu stakeholders endorse Senator Okorocha's recall
5 Mar 2021
Authorities in Zamfara state have declared a curfew and shut markets after violence erupted as the girls were reunited with their parents. Security forces opened fire after stones were thrown at government officials.
8 Mar 2021
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15 Mar 2021
Another student kidnapping in Nigeria. On Friday morning, armed men stormed a college where they opened fire, and abducted more than 30 students. And South Africa's Zulu King has died after more than 50 years on the throne. There are fears that Covid-19 restrictions could limit the funeral for the monarch of the country's largest ethnic group. Finally, France's prestigious César awards has made an attempt to diversify... but with less than stellar results. Franco-Nigerien actress Magaajyia Silberfeld joins us in the studio to discuss blazing her own trail in the French film industry.
17 Mar 2021
Insight into the release of abducted OOU students
5 Apr 2021
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23 Apr 2021
A staff member has been killed, and a yet to be verified number of students abducted at Greenfield university in Kaduna state.
4 May 2021
Earlier on, Students and parents of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation protested at National assembly for the release of other abducted students now. Video Credit: @ladidilucie
How Ini-Ubong Umoren was lured, abducted, and found dead days after trying to attend a job interview
5 May 2021
Recently, Ini-Ubong Umoran, in the course of a purported job interview, was murdered. The prime suspect is a man identified as Uduak Frank Akpan who had lured her with a job offer on social media. Her gruesome death is a pointer to the growing need to raise awareness about online fraudsters and predators who disguise as recruiters to dupe, rape, and murder.
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Dozens of students were grabbed from a Nigerian college in March, sparking outcry. The last of them have now been freed.
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