NEWS IN BRIEF

News in Brief

DOUALA-MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020.

NEWS IN BRIEF

-The Cameroon Association of English Speaking Journalists, CAMASEJ condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of journalist Njoka Kingsley. The association led by Viban Jude wants the Yaoundé regime to grant the journalist who has been missing for 23 days access to his family, lawyers and colleagues.

-The secretary to the Divisional Officer for Mbengwi Central Sub Enow Elvis Taku reportedly murdered. Sources say he was found dead with his hands tied and wounds all over his body inflicted by bullets. His body has been deposited in a mortuary in Bamenda.

-Former President of Cameroon Bar. Association Bar. Sama Francis dies in Yaoundé allegedly of Covid-19.

-Nigeria coronavirus: 12,486 cases; Abia governor infected, churches reopen.

-Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has declared the country “coronavirus-free” thanks to prayers by citizens.

-Mali orders probe into killings of 43 civilians in two villages
Fulani association accused Malian soldiers of separate attacks in Binedama and Niangassadiou villages in Mopti region.

-Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has appointed a new electoral commission chairperson ahead of a presidential re-run.The country’s Constitutional Court in February ordered a fresh presidential election be held within 150 days after annulling last year’s re-election of President Mutharika – a ruling. upheld by the Supreme Court.

-Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists
Many journalists were on a list to be probed in relation to the G20 and World Trade Organization summits.

-Libya’s east-based parliament speaker Aguila Saleh arrives in Moscow for talks as government forces push towards Sirte

-The man accused of murdering African American George Floyd, whose death sparked global protests, is to appear in court for the first time. Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on Mr Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May.
Mr Chauvin, who has since been sacked, will face a judge in Minnesota remotely on murder and manslaughter charges.

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