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UN honors three fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria

The United Nations in Nigeria has expressed its gratitude to the Federal Government and people of Nigeria for their contributions and sacrifices to ensuring global peace and security through commitment of human and material resources to...

Burkina Faso’s education in limbo after years of islamists’ attacks

The education system is in limbo in the West African country of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday, after years of attacks since 2017 on teachers, students and schools by...

Human Rights Watch urges Burkina Faso to investigate alleged execution of 12 men shot in the head by gendarmes in Fada N’Gourma

Burkina Faso should "credibly and independently" investigate the alleged extrajudicial executions of 12 men detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020, during a counterterrorism operation near the eastern town of Fada N’Gourma, Human Rights Watch said...

Nigeria senate commends President Buhari over military action against banditry

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent directive to launch a military offensive against bandits in Katsina State.  The commendation came against the backdrop of a motion considered...

Presidents of South Africa, Congo, Algeria, Chad and Egypt meet virtually to discuss Libya crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, as Chair of the African Union, will participate in a virtual meeting of the African Union contact group of the high-level committee on Libya on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Human Rights Watch condemns bloody crackdown on a political and religious group in DR Congo

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo repeatedly used excessive lethal force against a separatist religious movement in April 2020, killing at least 55 people and wounding scores more, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The government crackdown...

France arrests Félicien Kabuga, one of the masterminds behind Rwandan genocide who kept false identity for 26 years

The arrest of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged masterminds behind the Rwandan genocide, in France on May 16, 2020, brings victims and survivors one step closer to justice 26 years later, Human Rights Watch said on Monday....

Nigeria arrests 28 foreign informants reportedly leaking operational secrets to Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian military has arrested 28 informants leaking operational secrets to the Boko Haram terrorists. Intelligence sources revealed that the suspects who are of local and foreign nationals are currently under investigation.

Amnesty accuses Pentagon of underreporting civilian casualties in Somalia to Congress after branding innocent dead terrorists

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the United States Department of Defense of underreporting to Congress civilian casualties in Somalia. “The Defense Department appears to have dismissed out of hand many of the civilian...

Nigeria senate calls for decentralization of police force

The Nigerian Senate has called for the de-centralization of the Nigeria Police Force and the need for community policing as a way of addressing the country’s problem of insecurity.  L -...

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Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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