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Police clash with Shiites in northern Nigeria

In this edition: Nine people are killed in northern Nigeria as police clash with Shiites, and the Congolese government cracks down on the media as the prime minister and his cabinet resign.

At least nine people have been killed in northern Nigeria in clashes between police and members of a Shiite Islamic sect. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria claims that as many as 50 of its followers died after security forces opened fire on a religious procession in Kano on Monday. There have been several incidences of violence involving the sect over the last year. Last December, more than 300 believers were gunned down in Zaria and buried in a mass grave, and last month ten more were killed in the town of Funtua in northern Katsina state. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has been banned in Kaduna state and branded an unlawful society.

Meanwhile, in DR Congo, Prime Minister Augustin Ponyo resigns along with his cabinet as part of a deal that will allow President Joseph Kabila to stay on in power past the end of his constitutional mandate in December. The accord also delays presidential elections until 2018. The deals have been rejected by the main opposition bloc and dozens of people have been killed in street protests demanding that Kabila leave as originally scheduled.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Phoebe LANZER WOOD

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2018-10-15 EYE ON AFRICA

French prosecutors call for dismissal of Rwandan 1994 attack on President

It's a case that has caused major tensions between France and Rwanda and goes to the heart of the 1994 genocide. French prosecutors are now seeking the dismissal of a probe into...

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2018-10-12 EYE ON AFRICA

Dozens killed in eastern Uganda mudslides

Dozens die in eastern Uganda, where landslides triggered by torrential rains have wreaked havoc on villages and infrastructure. The death toll could yet rise. Also, the...

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2018-10-11 EYE ON AFRICA

Fake 'Transparency International observers' reported during Cameroon election

There are calls for Cameroon's presidential election to be annulled as a scandal over apparently bogus election observers deepens. Also, police in Tanzania hunt two white...

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2018-10-10 EYE ON AFRICA

Kenya bus crash kills at least 50

At least 55 people are killed in a bus crash in western Kenya. Police suspect the driver lost control of the vehicle. Also, a month after a thawing in relations between Ethiopia...

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2018-10-09 EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's finance minister resigns over Gupta scandal

South Africa's finance minister resigns. Nhlanhla Nene quit over undisclosed meetings with the Gupta family, who are at the heart of a corruption probe in the country. Also, a...

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