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Sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
Sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote...
Zambian rapper freed on bail ahead of trial
Zambian rapper freed on bail ahead of trial
Zambian rapper Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, has reportedly been granted bail by a Lusaka Magistrate following his arrest by plainclothes police on...
Exiled Zambian activist-rapper arrested in Lusaka
Exiled Zambian activist-rapper arrested in Lusaka
According to an eyewitness, Zambian rapper Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, was detained by plainclothes police on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international...
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
Today, Wednesday April 25, is the Africa Pretrial Detention Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the use of prolonged pretrial...
Chinese mining company ruins lives of Mozambican villagers
Chinese mining company ruins lives of Mozambican villagers
Nagonha is a small rural village of just 1 329 residents on the northern coastline of Mozambique. Situated in the Angoche district, about 180km...
Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release
Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release
Turkish police took back into custody the head of rights group Amnesty International in Turkey, hours after an Istanbul court ordered his conditional release, the rights group said on Thursday....
Activist probed for human trafficking offences after saving drowning migrants
Activist probed for human trafficking offences after saving drowning migrants
For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting...
International oil giant is 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria
International oil giant is 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria
Amnesty International on Tuesday called for Shell to be prosecuted for allegedly helping Nigeria's military to commit human rights abuses in the...
Trump hails 'great relationship' with self-proclaimed killer Duterte
Trump hails 'great relationship' with self-proclaimed killer Duterte
Donald Trump declared Monday he had a "great relationship" with Philippine...
Cameroon has lashed out at international thinktank over warning on anglophones
Cameroon has lashed out at international thinktank over warning on anglophones
Cameroon on Wednesday blasted the International Crisis Group (ICG) as an "agency of destabilisation" after the thinktank warned an armed insurgency...
UN names first victims' rights official to combat sexual abuse by soldiers
UN names first victims' rights official to combat sexual abuse by soldiers
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday that Jane Connors will become the organisation's first Victims' Rights Advocate.
Still no justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre
Still no justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre
“We were not fighting anyone, we were sitting there to demand our right to earn a decent living wage. The police were wrong.” 

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