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Rights group urges Myanmar to stop prosecuting peaceful protesters, drop charges and quash convictions against students

The Myanmar authorities should cease responding to criticism of the government and military with arrests and prosecutions of students protesting human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, adding that they should "immediately drop charges against the students and...

Government denial and inaction worsen food crisis in Turkmenistan

The government inaction in response to the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated Turkmenistan’s pre-existing food crisis, Human Rights Watch and the Turkmenistan Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) said on Wednesday. Shortages of subsidized food, accelerating since 2016,...

Rights group urges China to quash 18-year sentence against outspoken property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang

Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 18-year sentence against a property tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.  On September 22, 2020, a Beijing court announced on its...

UN commends Buhari government for human rights in Northeast

Amidst international concerns on the activities of terrorists and violent extreme groups in the North-East, the United Nations has commended the Federal Government’s efforts to improve humanitarian support in the region, saying the Buhari Administration “has...

Ramphosa urges world leaders to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan and cancel continent’s interests on...

African Union Chairperson, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, urged the United Nations General Assembly to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan, cancel the continent’s...

Four journalists, key opposition members arrested during anti-Biya protests in Cameroon

The Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ says it is investigating the arrest of at least three journalists arrested in Cameroon on Tuesday while covering anti-Biya protests in Yaounde and Douala.CPJ Africa said...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed.On Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, while receiving a visiting...

Report finds U.S. officials’ pandemic response impaired right to vote in primary elections

Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.The rights...

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONSOLES BORNO ON LOSS OF TWO EMIRS, CALLS IT DOUBLE TRAGEDY

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of two Borno Emirs- the Shehu of Bama, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi and the Emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu in a rapid succession as a “rare...

African Union moves to end child labor in Africa

The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This...

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IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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