Crime

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...

BREAKING: UN body urges Rwanda to end arbitrary detention and beating of street children

Human Rights Watch said on Friday the call by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for Rwanda to take “urgent measures” to end abuse of street children should be carried out immediately.

BREAKING: Nigeria senate raises concerns over infiltration of national parks by criminals

The Nigerian Senate has raised alarm over the infiltration of national parks by criminal syndicates plying the trade of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling which has resulted in the killing of Rangers and commuters.Consequently, the upper...

BREAKING: Man threatening to assassinate President Trump arrested outside White House

A man threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump has been arrested outside the White House in Washington D.C. DC Metropolitan Police said 25-year old Roger Hedgpeth approached a US Secret Service police...

Amnesty warns killings in Cameroon Anglophone regions skyrocketing ahead of parliamentary elections

Amnesty International warned on Thursday "a surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to dozens of killings and thousands of new displacements in several areas across the Anglophone regions,...

Amnesty warns Lesotho Polihali Dam construction puts nearly 8,000 people at risk of displacement

Amnesty International warned on Thursday (Southern Africa Time) that nearly 8,000 people were at risk of losing everything and facing homelessness and displacement as construction begins around a new dam in Lesotho. Amnesty called...

Amnesty warns killings, sexual violence and displacements continue despite peace agreement in Central African Republic

Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that killings, sexual violence and displacements have continued in Central African Republic (CAR) despite the first anniversary of the Khartoum peace agreement signed between the government and 14 armed groups.

Nigeria: Buhari writes Op-Ed on pastor Lawan Andimi who was beheaded by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari’s op-ed published in Speaking Out; a guest opinion column for Christianity Today on Pastor Lawan Andimi who was beheaded by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists last month. Nigerians everywhere, those of...

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African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

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