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Civil Security

Burundi bans BBC, VOA

Media outlets banned in BurundiBurundi suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America, two weeks before a referendum that could extend the president’s rule for at least a decade.

ISS: Cameroon’s forced returns put Nigerian refugees at risk

Nigerian refugees.Cameroon has forcibly returned 385 refugees to Nigeria this year, most of them in the past month, a United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report reveals. This despite the country’s commitment as recently as 2017 to facilitate the safe return of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence.

Political violence ahead of Burundi referendum denounced

Burundi political violenceThe US State Department denounced recent political violence in Burundi ahead of the country’s May 17 referendum to amend its constitution and expressed concerns the vote to extend its president’s term in office could hurt democratic institutions.

Libyan electoral offices attacked

Attack on Libya electoral officeA group of militants including a suicide bomber targeted the offices of the Libyan electoral commission in Tripoli, a spokesman said.

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