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Human Rights Watch alarmed by grave rights violations in Cameroon’s far north

Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks by the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said today. At the beginning of this forced labor,...

South African presidency dismisses false report on ministerial visit to Botswana

In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC, the presidency in South Africa said: "The Presidency wishes to draw attention to a false report by online news service, Daily Maverick, which has distorted the purpose of...

UN Security Council condemns multiple terror attacks that killed at least 120 Nigerians

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms the multiple terrorist attacks on June 9 and 10 in Felo, on June 13 in Monguno against a UN humanitarian facility and on June...

African Union calls for redoubling of efforts to silence the guns in Africa amid COVID-19 battle

The African Union has called on countries to redouble efforts to silence the guns in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made in a series of virtual conferences which commenced on May 25, 2020, in commemoration of Africa Day,...

Rights group calls for probe as video shows Niger soldiers running over and killing wounded alleged Boko Haram fighters with US-manufactured armored vehicles

A video from Niger shows government soldiers in a military vehicle running over and killing two alleged Boko Haram fighters who appear unarmed and wounded, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The video, which the Niger government confirmed is from the country,...

Lawan, Gbajabiamila to meet Buhari over spate of insecurity

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will meet with President Buhari to discuss security challenges arising from the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits in parts of...

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Police use pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets on White House protesters demanding justice for George Floyd and end to racism...

The police on Saturday used pepper spray, tear gas and what appeared to be rubber bullets on protesters who stormed President Donald Trump's White House in Washington D.C. to demand justice for George Floyd, a black man chocked...

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 the UN peacekeeping...

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 islamist groups allied...

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 on Wednesday. The...

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Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of...

African Development Fund approves $71.5 million in loans for road upgrading project in Uganda

The Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of $71.5 million to pave sections of two roads in southwestern Uganda, a...

Adeyemo, Nigerian-American nominee for deputy treasury secretary: everyone deserves a fair shot when they need it most

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has nominated Nigerian-American Adewale 'Wally' Adeyemo, for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. On Tuesday, Biden introduced Adeyemo to...

Harris: economic team to deliver immediate relief to Americans

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to...

In their own words: Biden’s economic team vows to rebuild America’s economy better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday announced key members of his...
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