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Woman accused of sending poison ricin letter to President Trump arrested

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump has been arrested, The Associated Press quoted three law enforcement officials as saying.The officials said the...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on Saturday charged the country's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism...

Poison ricin mailed to Trump from Canada intercepted

Authorities in the United States are investigating a package containing poison ricin that was mailed to President Donald Trump last week.CNN reported reported that highly-toxic poison was intercepted by law enforcement and...

Report finds Ramaphosa government doing little to stop xenophobic attacks against African and Asian foreigners in South Africa

A new report has found that the government has done 'very little' to combat xenophobic attacks against African and Asian foreigners living in South Africa."Despite the March 2019 adoption of a government...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to peacefully oppose private development on public land designated as a playground.

Outrage over video showing naked woman shot 36 times and killed in Mozambique

Human rights activists expressed outrage on Tuesday over video showing the killing of a naked woman in Mozambique. She was beaten and shot 36 times.Amnesty International said the shocking killing captured on...

Trump administration sanctions former First Lady of The Gambia Zineb Jammeh for supporting her husband’s corruption

The Donald Trump administration on Tuesday sanctioned the former First Lady of The Gambia Zineb Souma Yahya Jammeh for supporting her husband Yahya Jammeh's corruption."Today, the United States imposed economic sanctions on...

South Africa introduces three bills to punish sex offenders and protect women and children from violence

South Africa has introduced three key bills on gender-based violence to strengthen the rights of women and children, protect them from violence, and make it hard for sex offenders to evade justice."Over...

Canada failing to prosecute individuals accused of war crimes, new report says, after alleged Liberian criminal is shot dead in Ontario

The recent murder of a Liberian national who had settled in Ontario has made one thing clear: Canada is failing to bring those suspected of crimes against humanity and war crimes to justice.

Amnesty International calls on President Felix Tshisekedi to take ‘concrete actions’ to protect Nobel Laureate Denis Mukwege after death threats

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the United Nations (UN) must take urgent and concrete measures to protect Denis Mukwege, a doctor and Nobel Laureate who is receiving death threats for...

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

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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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