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Cameroon Separatists Insist They Are Not Cameroonians

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Cameroon Separatists Insist They Are Not Cameroonians

Cameroon’s anglophone separatists have insisted they were not Cameroonians as they appeared in military court on Thursday. Each ten of the defendants said their nationalities is Ambazonia.

Separatists have been fighting to establish their own state they call Ambazonia for two years now as many English speakers accuse the francophone majority of discrimination.

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All 10, including leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius, are accused of terrorism, secession, civil war and revolution, among other charges.

Meanwhile, a top U.S. Diplomat in Africa says the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get much worse. Tibor Nagy told reporters on Thursday that he is greatly worried-the situation in the central african nation is worsening by the day.

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The U.S. diplomat suggested “some form of decentralization in Cameroon as mentioned in a proposed constitution for the country.”

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Zimbabwe: Government, Civil Servants Agree Salary Deal

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Zimbabwe: Government, Civil Servants Agree Salary Deal

Zimbabwe government and civil servants have finally agreed to a salary accord after the government increased its offer to four hundred million dollars, up by fifty million.

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This means government workers and civil servants will each receive an increment of a hundred twenty-nine dollars effective on April the first.

Negotiations for a further salary review, possibly in June, will continue with consideration of other non-monetary incentives.

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Apex council chairperson, Cecilia Alexander, says the welfare negotiations will continue until the welfare of civil servants improved.

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Niger’s Top Court Outlaws ‘Fifth Wife’ Sex-Slave Maids

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Niger's Top Court Outlaws 'Fifth Wife' Sex-Slave Maids

Niger’s top court has outlawed the practice of keeping women as maids and sex slaves known as “fifth wives.”  This ends a decade-long legal battle by one victim that lawyers say could inspire others in the West African nation to seek justice.

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UK-based anti-slavery international, says the “fifth wife” custom, also known as “wahaya,” is when, in addition to the four wives permitted by Islam, rich men take on other, unofficial wives who live as domestic and sexual slaves.

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Thomson-Reuters Foundation says a Nigerien court had initially ruled in favor of the victim’s master, but she appealed the decision.  Last month, the Niger court of appeals ruled that her first marriage was never valid and that all “fifth wife” marriages are illegal.

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Gunmen Abduct Student Football Team In Cameroon

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Gunmen Abduct Student Football Team In Cameroon

Gunmen have abducted twenty University of Buea male football team members in Cameroon’s southwest. A report says university Vice-Chancellor, Ngono Horace Manga, has confirmed the incident.

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The Vice-Chancellor is quoted as saying armed men stormed the university’s football ground and ordered the players who were training for an upcoming competition to leave with them.

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Manga also said the kidnappers contacted university authorities and demanded a ransom.  He did not disclose the amount for which they were asking.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

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