Why stability of Libya matters to West Africa’s peace

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday hosted Mohammed Younis Menfi, Chairman, Presidential Council of Libya, and stressed that a stable or unstable Libya has implications for countries in the Lake Chad Basin area, including Nigeria.

Niger’s new administration must investigate civilian massacres and disappearances, says Human Rights Watch

In a statement released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch urged Niger’s newly...

Niger’s Mohamed Bazoum sworn in as president days after attempted coup

Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoun was sworn in Friday as president...

Attempted coup thwarted at Niger’s presidential palace days ahead of transition of power

Heavy gunfire was heard outside of Niger’s presidential palace in the...


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

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Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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