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Hundreds arrested in India during days of protests over citizenship law

Hundreds arrested in India during days of protests over citizenship law

More than 1,500 protesters have been arrested across India in the past 10 days, officials said on Saturday (December 21), as police try to quell sometimes violent demonstrations against a citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution. Additionally, some 4,000 people have been detained and then released, the officials said. Those arrested […]

First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says

First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says

Health officials in eastern Congo have documented the first relapse of the current Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has so far infected more than 3,300 people and killed more than 2,200 since the middle of last year, making it the second-worst on […]

Militants kill 71 soldiers in mass attack in Niger

Militants kill 71 soldiers in mass attack in Niger

President Mahamadou Issoufou cut short a visit to Egypt to return to Niger, his office said in a tweet. And he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to postpone a key security meeting in France this month to early 2020. Despite the commitment of thousands of regional and foreign troops, militants with links to Islamic […]

Ebola concerns rising as security deteriorates in Congo, U.N. says

Ebola concerns rising as security deteriorates in Congo, U.N. says

The ongoing violence in Congo has killed at least 100 people and displaced thousands, the U.N. said on Friday (November 29), warning on the impact on the Ebola response. Recent attacks by armed groups, including the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a jihadist rebel group originally from Uganda that has operated for decades in Congo, sparked […]

Ethiopian minority group eagerly awaits autonomy referendom

Ethiopian minority group eagerly awaits autonomy referendom

Awol Beyene got married on Sunday (November 17) in a white tuxedo, with his voting card in one hand and his bride’s hand in the other. On Wednesday (November 20), Awol’s Sidama people will vote in a referendum on whether to form their own self-governing region in southern Ethiopia, as sweeping reforms under Prime Minister […]

Boko Haram: Diplomatic community raises alarm over French’s role in terrorism, writes President Buhari to sanction francophone countries

Boko Haram: Diplomatic community raises alarm over French’s role in terrorism, writes President Buhari to sanction francophone countries

Chris Steven, Abuja The Centre for Diplomacy and Conflict Management (CDCM) has accused France and its colonies of aiding Boko Haram/ Islamic State in West Africa’s (ISWAP) activities, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction these nations. The Centre made this known in a letter signed by Executive Director Dr. Angulu Rilwan and addressed to […]

Revealed: Foreign media promoting disintegration of Nigeria through falsehood, malicious reports—CISS

Revealed: Foreign media promoting disintegration of Nigeria through falsehood, malicious reports—CISS

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has accused foreign media of propagating falsehood with the sole motive of tearing the country apart. The think-tank, dedicated to conflict research in developing countries, made this conclusion after examining the Boko Haram insurgency and then  exploring the possible factors behind its continuous existence. In a detailed […]

CSOs end conference in Abuja, urge citizens to stop blacklisting ethnic groups with criminal robes

CSOs end conference in Abuja, urge citizens to stop blacklisting ethnic groups with criminal robes

The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Change and Good Governance has ended its one-day conference in Abuja, with a strong message to Nigerians to deist from blacklisting ethnic groups with criminal robes.  The conference tagged:  “Appraising 100 Days of President Buhari on the saddle and building a nation where justice shall reign” was held […]

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