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ECOWAS Parliament meets in Monrovia to discuss women empowerment in sub-region

The ECOWAS Parliament will in Monrovia meet for the first time in 2021 to discuss ways of fostering women empowerment in the West-African sub-region. The meeting which will hold from April 13 to 17 has the theme, ‘Empowerment of Women...

Uganda rescues 29 Burundian girls, arrests five suspects in human-trafficking racket

Ugandan Police have rescued 29 Burundian girls and arrested five suspects involved in a human-trafficking racket in the East African country, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday. Charles Twiine, police spokesperson for criminal investigations directorate, told Xinhua by telephone that...

US report cites rights abuses in Burundi since 2015

The US government's 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices documents human rights violations in Burundi from 2015 to date. “There were numerous reports that the government or its agents, including police, the National Intelligence Service (SNR), military personnel, and...

Action needed as hunger looms in Horn of Africa

Somalia has sent out an appeal for help to address the escalating impact of drought in the country’s Gedo region, where hundreds of people requiring food and water rations. International and regional humanitarian bodies have raised the alarm on the...

US raises red flag over human rights violations in Zimbabwe7

The United States has raised the red flag over alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe, which include torture of government critics by security forces. In its country report on human rights practices in 2020, the US Department of State’s Bureau...

‘Leah Sharibu gives birth to second baby in Boko Haram captivity’

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Three years and five weeks since her abduction in Dapchi, Yobe State, a United States-based group, US-Nigeria Law Group, has lamented the plight of the abandoned Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, with reports she has given birth to...

Equato-Guineans reset after deadly and destructive Bata blasts

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Hospitals have run out of morgue space and are piling bodies into refrigerated shipping containers. Radio and television stations are flooded with calls trying to locate the parents of unaccompanied children. Thousands have fled for the countryside. Three days after...

Repatriation: Cameroon hands over 5,000 Nigerian refugees to Borno governor

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..Returnees get new homes, food, cash By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri, Nigeria -/ Cameroonian officials, led by the Minister for Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, have repatriated and handed over the first batch of 5,000 Nigerian refugees to Borno State Governor, Professor...

Some international artistes travel to Ghana to champion LGBTQ+ activism – American Artiste

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An American songwriter and songstress, HONE7 born Brittani Youman has strongly refuted allegations that she purposely came to Ghana to subtly push for acceptance of LGBTQ+ rights behind the scenes. She remarked “I don’t believe that everyone is here to...

INCREDIBLE: Abductors of Nigerian schoolgirls gave their phone numbers, proposed marriage to the girls

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Several girls said their abductors professed love to them and promised to contact them over the phone to find out if they had accepted the marriage proposal. Jangebe schoolgirls' abductors gave out their phone numbers to their victims and promised...

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Summit endorses Kenya’s Peter Mathuki as new head of EAC Secretariat

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By AGGREY MUTAMBO -Kenya’s Peter Mutuku Mathuki will be the next East African Community Secretary-General after receiving an endorsement from heads of State at...

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