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Togo political crisis: Refugees flee to Ghana

Hundreds of Togolese particularly women and children, are seeking refuge at the Chereponi district in the Northern Region. This follows the incessant political stalemate in neighboring Togo, where opposition protesters are demanding President Faure Gnassingbe’s removal from office. The Chereponi District Chief Executive, Abdul Razak Tahiru, today [Wednesday], confirmed to …

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Japan election: PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of the parliament ahead of a snap election. The poll, announced on Monday and which comes a year early, will take place on 22 October. Mr Abe is seeking a fresh mandate amid a rebound in his approval ratings and the ongoing …

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Cameroon ‘has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees’

Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The rights group accused soldiers of deporting refugees escaping Islamist violence, as well as attacking and sexually exploiting them. Cameroon is “punishing” refugees for Boko Haram attacks, HRW said. Cameroon has rejected …

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