Crime

U.S. condemns assassination attempt against Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

The United States has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Monday’s attack on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s convoy in Khartoum.The U.S. government offered condolences to the loved ones of victims killed...

Nigeria’s EFCC storms haven for internet fraudsters in Lagos, arrests 80

Nigerian Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a 30-year-old Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, and 79 others for allegedly involving in internet fraud.

Amnesty demands answers from President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe over abduction of journalist and activist Itai Dzamara

Amnesty International on Sunday demanded answers from the administration of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa five years after Zimbabwean journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, was abducted in Harare and vanished.Zimbabwean journalist...

Former acting inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Charles Edwards indicted on theft of government property and scheme to defraud U.S.

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned a 16-count indictment against a former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a former subordinate for their alleged theft of...

Nigeria senate president Lawan advocates stiff punishment for election rigging, ballot snatching

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday advocated stiff penalties for electoral offences such as election rigging and ballot snatching. Lawan made this known in his concluding remarks after the Senate...

Amnesty calls on Ethiopia police to account for missing Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa as crackdown on opposition by Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy...

Amnesty International on Tuesday called on the police in Ethiopia to account for the whereabouts of Abdi Regassa, a senior member of the opposition political party Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) – who remains missing after security officers...

Nigerian father Muyiwa Otuyalo arrested while trying to smuggle hard drug for detained son Damilola Otuyalo

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a 60-year-old fish-farmer, Muyiwa Otuyalo, for attempting to smuggle in substance believed to be hard drug for his son, Damilola Otuyalo, who is currently in the custody...

Amnesty condemns re-arrest of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala just hours after court ordered his release

Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned the detention of businessman Osman Kavala just hours after a Turkish court acquitted him and eight other defendants over their alleged role in Gezi Park protests of 2013 in Istanbul.Reports...

The rest of the world is so corrupt unlike the United States under Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasts in Angola, a...

President Donald Trump appointed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasted in Angola on Sunday night that the rest of the world was so corrupt while the United States was not, a statement likely to shock and...

Buhari reacts to revenge killings in his home state of Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, saying that killing people in the name of revenge...
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Governor Sanwo-Olu: Four more COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Lagos bringing total to 23

My good people of Lagos, greetings.Yesterday, I broke to you the good...
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African Development Bank Group approves gender equality trust fund to improve women’s economic empowerment in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at...

Buhari directs army to join police in crushing bandits in Sokoto and Plateau following attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Army to join the Police and flush out bandits from forests around the country,...

President Félix Tshisekedi of DRC should respect human rights amid COVID-19, assist most vulnerable with food, clean water and security

The government of President Félix Tshisekedi should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk as it responds...

Arrested at 15, Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed marks 23rd birthday in Eritrean jail amid deadly coronavirus concerns

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed is marking her 23rd birthday in an Eritrean jail today amid rising concerns she is at risk...
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