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More than 100 civil society groups urge governments to respect human rights amid expansion of digital surveillance to combat COVID-19

More than 100 civil society groups have urged governments around the world to respect human rights amid an expansion of digital surveillance reportedly meant to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Authorities in Chile must guarantee the health of the prison population against COVID-19

Chilean authorities must speed up the implementation of measures to reduce prison overcrowding and provide all essential services to prevent cases of COVID-19 in the country’s prisons, Amnesty International said today in an open letter to...

Russia urged to protect half a million prisoners amid COVID-19

Russian authorities should take urgent measures to address the potentially devastating consequences should COVID-19 begin spreading among prisoners and detainees, Amnesty International said in a letter to Russian government agencies. At least 9,000 of Russia’s 519,600-strong prison population...

Amnesty calls for release of Syrian prisoners to curb spread of COVID-19

The Syrian authorities must cooperate fully with UN agencies and humanitarian organizations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country’s prisons, detention centers and military hospitals, Amnesty International has warned.Prisoners and...

What John Bolton’s sack as Trump’s National Security Adviser means to the world – Opinion by Jim Lobe

"This is a body blow to the Jacksonians in the administration and Congress who, like Dick Cheney under George W. Bush, pushed hard for the aggressive and punishing use of military power as a means of...

Trump admin designates leader of Boko Haram as a “global terrorist”

The Trump administration on Tuesday designated the leader of the Islamic State West Africa also known as Boko Haram a global terrorist. Other groups and persons were also designated as terrorist organizations or global terrorists.

U.S. monitoring military buildup in the Russian-occupied Georgian region of South Ossetia

In a statement, the Donald Trump administration said the United States was monitoring reports of military buildup near the administrative boundary line (ABL) of the Russian-occupied Georgian region of South Ossetia. "We...

DIPLOMACY: Pompeo announces creation of Venezuela Affairs Unit in Colombia

The announce was made in a statement on Wednesday. The VAU is the interim diplomatic office of the U.S. Government to Venezuela, located at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota‎, Colombia, and has been established with...

Black Stallions of Nigeria beat Eagles of Ghana in inaugural President’s Rugby Cup

WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA) - The Black Stallions of Nigeria edged the Eagles of Ghana 14-12 to clinch the inaugural President’s Cup at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Cape Coast Ghana on Saturday.

TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA now offering premium business subscriptions

For almost two years, TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA, a premium business and politics focused digital newspaper located in Washington, District of Columbia, has remained free.However, for some weeks now, we have...
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu: Dear Lagosians, we just discharged 2 more coronavirus patients in Lagos lifting total recovery to 31

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