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Brother of deposed Algerian leader sentenced to 15 years

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The brother of Algeria’s deposed former president has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring against the state and undermining the military.

Said Bouteflika was widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, suffered a stroke in 2013.

Two former secret service chiefs and a political party head were also sentenced after the two-day trial.

President Bouteflika was ousted in April following pro-democracy protests.

The defendants were detained in May during a wave of arrests targeting the former president’s inner circle.

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The ailing ex-leader is in a residence west of Algiers, and is not expected to face trial.

The current authorities in Algeria have promised to crack down on what the call “the gang” that used to surround President Bouteflika and bring them to justice, the BBC’s Ahmed Rouaba says.

This trial is designed to show that the government is serious about fighting what it says is corruption at the highest level of the state, our reporter adds.

What were the allegations?

The charges related to an alleged meeting between Said Bouteflika and his co-defendants in March.

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He was accused of conspiring with two secret service leaders, Gen Mohamed Mediene and Gen Athmane Tartag, and the head of The Workers’ Party, Louisa Hanoune.

They were said to be considering declaring a state of emergency and firing the army chief, Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah, as protests against the president were mounting.

Who is now in charge?

Gen Salah remains the head of the armed forces and is considered to be the most powerful man in the country, but the speaker of parliament’s upper house, Abdelkader Bensalah, is the interim president.

Both men are tainted by an association with the former government.

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Nevertheless, they say they are committed to dealing with alleged corruption under President Bouteflika.

Several former cabinet ministers, political leaders and businessmen linked to the ousted leader have also been detained.

Despite this crackdown, the authorities have not been able to hold a presidential election that would pave the way to the return of constitutional rule.

Protesters, who are still taking to the streets every Friday, have rejected elections under the current government, and are calling for the removal of all officials associated with the Bouteflika regime.

Source: bbc.com

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Video: Police Clash With Parents At Accra Girls SHS As They Storm The School To Pick Their Wards

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Police Clash With Parents At Accra Girls SHS As They Storm The School To Pick Their Wards

The police have locked horns with scores of parents who besiege Accra Girls Senior High School campus to demand the release of their wards over the fear of COVID-19 spread.

This came after it was reported yesterday the 5th of July, 2020 that 5 of the Accra Girls Senior High School students have contracted the deadly Coronavirus.

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Preemptively, parents trooped in the school premises early this morning to demand the release of their children so they take them home to save them from the virus.

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But according to the school authorities, the order from above says no student should be allowed to go home.

This instigated a misunderstanding between the parents and the school authorities at the entrance of the school.

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Authorities unable to contain the agitation of the school authorities quickly called on the police for assistance.

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But the police upon arrival have clashed with the parents who still insist on the release of their wards.

See some videos below;

What do you think? Should the students be allowed to go home with their parents or they should remain in the school and subsequently quarantined?

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High School Students In Kumasi Caught Singing ”Free SHS, 419” After Paying For The 2020 WASSCE Fees

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A video trending online shows Senior High School students in Kumasi singing a newly composed song to ridicule the Free Senior High School program.

According to reports, the video was recorded in one of the Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region a few days ago.

 

This came to light after the president announced that the government had absorbed WASSCE registration for all Senior School Students for the year 2020.

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Addressing the nation as final year SHS and second year Gold Track students were preparing to return to school, the President indicated that 75.4 million cedis will be channeled towards that endeavour.

But new information from the Ghana Education Service reveals that the president’s assertion was not 100% true.

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But the Head of School Examinations Administration Department of the Ghana Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Godfried Addo has revealed that though this is true, there were some exceptions.

Mr. Godfried went on to clarify that the government’s absorption of the 2020 WASSCE fees covered only students in recognized educational institutions and not private High Schools.

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Reacting to this, some students came up with their own songs to describe how they feel about the ‘Free SHS’ as it is not ‘FREE’ after all.

Watch the video below;

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