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13 states in Nigeria establish judicial panels of inquiry on police brutality

At the last count, no fewer than 13 States have gone ahead to establish the Judicial Panels of Inquiry as resolved by the National Economic Council to address the question of redress and justice for victims...

Hillary Clinton tells Buhari to stop killing Nigerian protesters

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian army to "stop killing young #ENDSARS protesters.""I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment,"...

Regional bodies struggle to uphold human rights amid political headwinds in Africa

For a second consecutive year, Amnesty International has documented how African governments are grossly undermining regional human rights bodies by failing to comply with their decisions, ignoring their urgent appeals, neglecting to report to them on...

Many shot, many killed, blood everywhere, as Africa’s most populous country slips into chaos

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with more than 200 million people, is slipping into chaos. In the commercial city of Lagos, heavily armed security officers were said to have shot dead dozens of protesters who have...

South Africa’s government pledges to end corruption

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Thursday, October 22, 2020, respond to oral questions in the National Assembly, where he will outline government programs towards attaining unity, social cohesion and moral regeneration across society as the...

UN Secretary-General urges everyone to ‘#PledgetoPause before sharing online’ to fight misinformation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action on Wednesday October 21, calling on people around the world to #PledgetoPause before they share content online. The activation is part of a wider behavior change...

Nigerian senate urges silent President to address nation amid widespread protests

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address the nation amid growing protests across Africa's most populous nation. The Senate said the call is "a matter of urgency."

DR Congo rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes still a free man

Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have continued to carry out summary killings, rapes and sexual slavery, extortion, and forced recruitment of...

Central Darfur governor meets ICC prosecutor

Governor of Central Darfur State, Dr. Adeeb Abdel Rahman Youssef, on Monday evening met at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda.Fatou Bensouda...

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and other regional and international partners to publicly denounce...

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Principality of Andorra becomes IMF’s 190th Member

The Principality of Andorra joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, becoming the Fund's 190th...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

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