Tanzania opposition figure returns home from exile to challenge president
29 July 2020 | 9:00 am
He was riddled with bullets before seeking exile in Beligum, but a political giant from Tanzania has now returned home. Tundu Lissu wants to run for president. But first, a new outbreak of violence in Darfur has killed more than 60 people, according to the UN. Sudan's prime minister says troops will be sent to the conflict-stricken region. And in DR Congo, the currency has lost 15 percent of its value in the past three months. The knock-on effect on ordinary Congolese is often severe, as our correpondents report.
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Ahead of the inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria tomorrow, GuardianTV crew drove around Eagle Square, Abuja, and bring to you a live feed showing the level of preparation.
This is the moment Former President Muhammadu Buhari departed the Eagle Square and Abuja after handing over power to the New President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Known as a political "godfather," Bola Tinubu is taking charge of the government while Nigeria reels under economic distress and insecurity.
President Tinubu is inheriting a fragile economy, huge debt, and a divided nation. But Nigerians now look and wait with renewed hope that his experience in managing Lagos as governor between 1999 and 2007 will help stir Nigeria out of the woods.
Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa's most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded.
Since Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reelection on Sunday, videos purporting to show Muslims celebrating his victory at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem have been widely shared by Turkish media outlets online. So has a video showing people calling for Erdogan’s opponent, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to resign, outside the headquarters of his party. The videos themselves are not fake, but have been taken out of context, as we explain in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The inauguration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came with mixed feelings for different Nigerians. Guardian TV, went to the streets of Lagos to hear what negotiations have to say. And here are their views.
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