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Nigerian Catholic Church leads protests against killings of priests and congregants

The Catholic Church in Nigeria took to the streets in protest against the killings reportedly by the Fulani herdsmen. The longstanding conflict is over fertile land. The recent killings of 19 Catholics including two priests by herdsmen sparked a protest and a call for action from President Muhammadu Buhari. “We do not take this lightly and will ensure justice by apprehending and punishing the assailants,” Vice President Osinbajo said.


Dear African leaders, protests and hashtags are part of democracy, not only elections

The definition of democracy on the continent has been restricted to holding elections. Many African leaders forget that protests and online dissent is very much part of democracy. Elections are just a part of democracy, and democracy entails a full spectrum of economic, social and political freedoms, which include citizens’ rights to protest and express their voices and concern.