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  1. Protesters march in Yaoundé against Saturday's school shooting

    Killian Ngala

    BBC News, Yaoundé

    Women protesting on Yaounde on 26 October 2020

    Women in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé today took to the streets to protest the killing of children in the on-going war in Cameroon's Anglophone regions.

    The protest comes in the wake of a mass shooting in a private school in Kumba, in the troubled South West Region on Saturday, which left seven children dead and 12 wounded.

    Gunmen stormed the Mother Francisca School around midday on Saturday after arriving on motorcycles. Some children were injured when they jumped from second floor in an attempt to escape the attack.

    The government and separatists have been blaming each other for the attack.

    Parts of Cameroon have been gripped by unrest since Anglophone groups stepped up their push for independence in 2016.

    Some schools in Cameroon's Anglophone regions have recently reopened following a four-year shutdown due to threats from separatists fighting for an independent state of Ambazonia.

    Anglophone activists say the country's French-speaking majority is marginalising the English-speaking minority.

    Read more: Cameroon: Children killed in attack on school in Kumba

  2. Tanzania election: What young people think of an old party

    Tanzania's governing party, the CCM, has been in power longer than any current ruling party on the continent, with its roots in government extending all the way back to the Tanganyika African National Union of the independence era.

    So what do Tanzania’s young people, a key constituency in this week’s election, think of such an old political party?

    Focus on Africa radio has been hearing from both those who support the CCM, and those who want to see something different.

    Noel Shao, who's 31, said that "it is time for other parties to take a lead... as we need a government that provides for the rights of the people rather than undermines them".

    But 34-year-old Sabrina Siwa, who works in the ministry of home affairs backs CCM.

    She told Focus on Africa that the party "offers stability in political power, and also development [of young people], this is seen clearly in the cabinet as a lot of youngsters have been given a chance".

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    Video caption: Why are some young people drawn to the ruling party, while others support the opposition?

    Lawyer Raymond Mweli, 31, backs CCM because it "profoundly believes that all human beings are equal and every human being deserves respect... but also the creed of self reliance".

    Public relations worker Dorcas Francis Mwilafi, who's 30, supports the opposition Chadema party, said she believes in strong government institutions and wants her leaders to be accountable, which is not happening at the moment.

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    Video caption: Why are some young people drawn to the ruling party, while others support the opposition?
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  4. Political talks pave the way for Libyan election

    Rana Jawad

    BBC North Africa correspondent, Tunis

    The United Nation’s Mission to Libya has announced the start of political talks which are expected to pave the way for elections.

    The virtual meetings for what will be called the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum will bring together 75 participants from across the country’s regions, including ethnic, political, and tribal representatives.

    There will be two stages in the political dialogue, which is being mediated by the UN mission.

    The virtual meetings which start on Monday will lead to face-to-face talks due to be held in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on 9 November.

    The aim, according to the UN, is to build a consensus around what a new unified Libyan government will look like, and to pave the way for elections to be held as soon as possible.

    In a statement, the UN’s political mission also said it hoped Libyan Prime Minister Fayez El Sarraj would remain in power until the dialogue forum decides the way forward.

    Last month, the Libyan prime minister said he would “hand-over” power to his replacement by the end of October at the latest.

    This plan now seems unlikely to materialise given the timeline of the political negotiations.

    The negotiations come after a "permanent" ceasefire deal was signed in Geneva on Friday between Libya’s military rivals.

  5. The entire board of Cricket South Africa resigns

    Nomsa Maseko

    BBC Southern Africa correspondent

    The entire board of Cricket South Africa has resigned amid allegations of mismanagement.

    Former Cricket SA acting President Beresford Williams had been implicated in wrongdoing in a report which detailed how a former CEO was appointed despite being under-qualified for his position.

    The cricket board has been in shambles since Chief Executive Thabang Moroe was suspended last December.

    His suspension prompted calls from the country's players' association and major sponsors for the board to step down.

    The announcement of the entire board's resignation comes less than 24 hours before a deadline given to Cricket South Africa by the country’s Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

    The minister had told the International Cricket Council that he would intervene in the running of the board unless it committed to government reforms by the end of October.

    Such an intervention could have resulted in action from the International Cricket Council which is against any form of government interference in the sport.

    According to a series of tweets posted by Cricket South Africa, the council resolved that in order to best serve the interest of the sport in the country, the entire board would resign.

    The Proteas are due to host World Champions England in a limited overs series next month.

    In 2019, Zimbabwe was suspended for three months from international competition following government intervention which replaced its cricket board with an interim committee.

  6. Nigerian governors deny hoarding relief packages

    Chi Chi Izundu

    BBC News

    People carry sacks of supplies at a warehouse in Bukuru, Nigeria, 24 October 2020
    Image caption: Looters took supplies from this warehouse in Bukuru, near Jos, on Saturday

    The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has denied allegations that governors hoarded coronavirus relief packages meant for distribution to vulnerable Nigerians to help during the first wave of the pandemic.

    Their statement comes after reports of warehouses around the country being looted of food and medication.

    In a statement, posted on their website, officials said:

    Quote Message: The erroneous impression in the public domain that these palliatives were hoarded is not just inaccurate, entirely erroneous and untrue but also mischievous, to say the least. Some other states that still had palliatives in their warehouses chose to keep a strategic reserve ahead of a projected second wave of COVID-19. As of a couple of weeks ago, some states were still receiving palliatives from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development."

 

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