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Cameroon: Separatists release remaining captives.

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Reports from Cameroon indicate that four captives held by separatists had been released, days after majority of the hostages were released.

Separatists reportedly abducted dozens from the Presbyterian Secondary School located in Bamenda, capital of the restive North-West region of the Central African country.



A journalist with the BBC, Peter Tah, tweeted that the four persons included the principal, one teacher and two students. The earlier release affected 78 schoolchildren and a driver, as at last Wednesday.

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“Four persons from Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda who were still being held by kidnappers have just been released. They are, the Principal, one teacher and two students.

This comes after the release of 78 schoolchildren and a driver last Wednesday,” his tweet read.

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The abduction came a day to the inauguration of president Paul Biya for his seventh-term in office. The first batch were released a day after the swearing in. They spent about 48 hours in the hands of their abductors.

Government through the Minister of Communications Issa Tchiroma Bakary confirmed the earlier release but did not give the circumstances surrounding the release. Separatist groups had denied being behind the kidnap.

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Salah withdraws from Egypt Squad

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Egypt Football Federation has leave out Mohammed Salah on the upcoming AFCON qualifiers match with Kenya due to injury worries.

Egypt were grouped with kenya, Togo, Comoros in Group G, football fans has tipped Egypt to top the group due to their attacking threat.

The Egyptian talisman has now been ruled out of the upcoming AFCON qualifiers after due assessment by Egypt’s medical team.

The physios believe the Liverpool star’s injury, which was sustained from a challenge by Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury earlier last month, has been aggravated during the clash against Manchester City and needed time to heal.

The Egyptian frontman will miss the two matches scheduled this week.

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Groups criticise Kenya’s census figures

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Groups has criticised the released Kenya’s population census figures stating that the results are not accurate.

It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009.

But some regions have experienced a decrease in population.

These outcomes can be hugely controversial because the size of the local population has important implications for the level of government funding they receive.

Kenya’s population is made up of many different ethnic groups, closely aligned to competing political parties.

The government has yet to release all the data on the ethnic composition of the country, but the changes in population in certain regions from this latest census have already caused arguments.

The outcome of such surveys can embolden or weaken claims made by groups for political representation or resources.

In one area of the north-east territories bordering Ethiopia and Somalia, the census indicates a decrease in the population, prompting local political leaders looking to retain funding for their provinces to question the veracity of the survey

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