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Amnesty says Nigeria’s military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. The crimes were perpetrated for years and have...

UN urges Algeria to stop expelling African migrants

The United Nations has criticised Algeria for expelling sub-Saharan migrants and refugees, mostly coming from Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria. After Algeria had requested help from the UN to support a huge influx of migrants, the UN on Tuesday urged the...

Canada now rejects illegal border crossing migrants

Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed its border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more, according to new data obtained by Reuters. Forty percent of such border...

Ghana moves to get people off the streets

The Ghanaian government on Tuesday reiterated its quest to rid the country's streets of hawkers and beggars. To that end, it launched an initiative dubbed "Operation Get off the Streets for a Better Life" aimed at reducing the phenomenon of...

Report blames jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique on social exclusion

A Mozambican researcher said social exclusion is a main reason behind the sporadic armed attacks led by a group of self-proclaimed Islamists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado since last October. The announcement was made on Tuesday in Maputo...

Guinea’s president names Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as new PM

Guinea President Alpha Conde on Monday named Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as the country’s new prime minister amid heightened political tensions and suspicion about his intentions ahead of a 2020 election. Fofana, a Conde loyalist and former minister of investment and...

DR Congo launch vaccination campaign to stop curtail Ebola outbreak

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the outbreak in...

Trafficked Nigerian girls face traffickers at Paris trial

Members of a mostly female network of Nigerian human traffickers operating forced prostitution rings in France went on trial last week in Paris, facing their accusers as the trafficked women testified to being lied to, beaten and raped. Plaintiffs at...

Protesting Libyan youth group shutdown oilfields in Marada

A group of Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, a statement said on Sunday. The group has been protesting in Marada, which lies near an oil...

Boat with 25 West African migrants rescued off Brazil coast

Brazilian boat with twenty-five migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of Maranhão said on Sunday. A fishing boat came upon the drifting vessel with 27 people aboard, including migrants from...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...
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