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120 inmates on the run after mob stormed Madagascar jail to ‘execute’ justice

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At least 120 prisoners have escaped from a jail in North Eastern Madagascar after nearly 800 people forced their way into Ikongo prison with the intention of lynching an inmate.

According to the country’s Justice ministry spokesperson, the mob overpowered the guards and after a fruitless search for the inmate they wanted, they released the 120 inmates in the prison.

‘‘About 800 people, according to the report we received, asked yesterday morning (Wednesday) to enter Ikongo Prison to get an accused charged with murder placed in custody in order to kill him, “said Jérémie Napou.

The spokesperson says that the officers manning the prison were held hostage and later released by the attackers.

“Five prison officers were even taken hostage before being released by the attackers,” he added.

The director of the prison and the magistrates who had placed the accused under arrest warrant “are hiding” at present “either in the forest or with other officials while awaiting the arrival of the reinforcements”, according to Jérémie Napou.

The phenomena of popular revenge are common on the island of Madagascar.

In 2013, three people – a Frenchman, a Franco-Italian and a Malagasy – were burned alive by a crowd that accused them of killing a child on the tourist island of Nosy Be.

An ancestral legal system that sanctions beatings and sometimes death as a punishment is still followed by some, coupled with a general lack of confidence in institutional justice are some of the reasons why people on this island nation take the law into their own hands.

Law enforcement agencies are considered to be slow and corrupt, fuelling a sense of insecurity in the populace.

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Court ruling that upheld Tshisekedi’s election restores Internet in DR Congo.

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Internet was restored across the DRC on Sunday after the Constitutional Court’s affirmation of Felix Tshisekedi as president-elect.

The service was cut twenty days ago with the government defending the move as part of efforts to preserve national security. It was to avert the publication of unofficial results of the December 30, 2018 polls.



An RFI journalist covering the country also reported that the French broadcaster’s signal had been restored in the capital, Kinshasa after it was disrupted about three weeks ago without an official explanation.

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Meanwhile reports indicate that Tuesday January 22 has been slated as the day of investiture of the new president. Tshisekedi will take over from Joseph Kabila who has been president for the past 18 years.

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There are largely three possible outcomes according to legal experts seized with the issue. An affirmation, an annulment or a call for rerun of the polls.

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Nigeria: Hip Hop star Harrysong reconciles with E-money, Kcee

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Popular Nigerian singer, Harrison Tare Okiri also known as Harrysong has finally reconciled with his former label mate, Kcee, and boss, E-money.




Harrysong who declared that he will never bite the finger that fed him, wrote on Instagram, “I had a great time at my listening party yesterday and it gave me time to reflect as I watched my young bro Skiibii perform his hit song Sensima

The ‘Under the duvet’ crooner said he had to make peace with himself by resolving issues with those who made impact in his life.

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“Making peace with yourself begins with your ability to face your truth.

“My journey will never be complete without Kcee and Emoney you were part of the vessels that God used to change my story.

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“I appreciate you both, I was hurt and reacted at the time but regardless of what happened, I recognise the impact you made in my life.

“Never bite the finger that fed you my people…let love lead.” he concluded.

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