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Human Rights Watch warns against Rwanda abusive detention of street children in new report

Human Rights Watch warned in a report released on Monday that Rwandan authorities were seeking to formalize "their abusive arrests and detention of some of the country’s most vulnerable children under the pretense of rehabilitating them".

Suspected Internet scammers with posh cars hide their faces as EFCC nab them in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested six internet fraud suspects that includes 22-year-old Sadiku Muniru Dolapo who has been on the Commission's wanted list. They were picked...

Amnesty warns Switzerland’s draconian counter-terrorism laws would target people without charge or trial

Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that "draconian new laws" giving police sweeping powers to target “potential terrorist offenders” in Switzerland, including children as young as 12, would target people without charge or trial and must be...

Church accountant bags 18 years in prison over N15.5 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office on January 13, 2020, secured the conviction of one Ibrahim Aku before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court.Ibrahim...

Former supervisory corrections officer Mark Bryant convicted of unlawful Force for repeatedly tasing restrained detainee

After a four-day trial on civil rights and obstruction charges, a federal jury returned a verdict for Mark Bryant, formerly a Corporal at the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tennessee.  Bryant was convicted of two...

Amnesty International warns delays in ‘red berets’ trial prolongs suffering of victims’ families in Mali

Amnesty International warned in a statement on Monday that a Malian court’s last-minute postponement of a former junta leader’s trial was a blow to the families of 21 soldiers whose bodies were discovered in a mass...

Nigerian Michael Egwuagu kills pregnant sister Jennifer Ebichi in Texas, stabbing her many times

A 25-year old Nigerian man Michael Egwuagu has been arrested in Texas for killing his 32-year old sister Jennifer Ebichi, stabbing her a dozen times with a sharp knife.https://youtu.be/TcAhhx4ctrA

Adoke’s arrest: No hiding place for public officials with criminal charges – BMO

The arrest of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mohammed Adoke (SAN) by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on arrival from Dubai is an indication that there is no hiding place...

Human Rights Watch demands justice for 500 people killed in DRC ethnic attacks

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have not brought to justice those responsible for the massacres of ethnic Banunu in Yumbi territory one year ago, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. On December 16 and 17, 2018, hundreds of ethnic Batende...

Latest drama on Donald Trump impeachment saga by Simon Ateba in Washington D.C.

President Donald John Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, making him only the third President in U.S. history to be charged with committing...
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BREAKING: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. tops 7000

More than 7000 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in the United States as...
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People who are expected to go near Donald Trump will take a coronavirus test, White House says

The White House said on Friday people who are expected to get in President Donald Trump's close proximity will be given a...

IMF approves disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, four times larger than planned, amid coronavirus economic sabotage

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, almost four times larger than...

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 news of the release 11...

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...
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