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More than 700 children have died in Somalia nutrition centres

More than 700 children have died in Somalia nutrition centres

Hundreds of children have already died in nutrition centres across Somalia, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, a day after it warned that parts of Somalia will be hit by famine in the coming months. The Horn [...]

September 7, 2022 Africa, Human rights
Africa’s growing humanitarian crisis

Africa’s growing humanitarian crisis

African leaders gathered for a summit Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent activity, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders called for increased mobilisation [...]

May 28, 2022 Africa, Human rights
20 million risk starvation as Horn of Africa drought worsens

20 million risk starvation as Horn of Africa drought worsens

Twenty million people are at risk of starvation this year as delayed rains worsen an already brutal drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, the United Nations has warned. For months, extreme drought has left the Horn of Africa on the [...]

April 20, 2022 Africa, Human rights
Nigerian Humanists Condemn Sentencing Of Atheist, Mubarak Bala

Nigerian Humanists Condemn Sentencing Of Atheist

The Humanist community in Nigeria has said it was shocked by the sentencing of an atheist, Mubarak Bala for ‘blasphemy’. The community said it is “utterly disgraceful that a court in the 21st century could convict an individual for making [...]

April 7, 2022 Human rights
FG gives Ukraine returnees $100

FG gives Ukraine returnees $100

The Federal Government on Friday gave all returnees from Ukraine $100 (about N48,000) to ameliorate their sufferings. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abuja. [...]

March 5, 2022 Human rights
Nigeria urges respect towards Africans at Ukrainian border

Nigeria urges respect towards Africans at Ukrainian border

As the stream of people fleeing Ukraine from the Russian invasion shows no sign of abating, the Nigerian government has expressed concern over reports of discriminatory behaviour by Ukrainian and Polish border guards against Africans. “There have been unfortunate reports [...]

March 1, 2022 Human rights
Hunger crisis threatens half of Somalia’s young children

Hunger crisis threatens half of Somalia’s young children

Severe drought risks pushing nearly half of Somali children under five into acute malnutrition this year, with hundreds of thousands needing life-saving treatment, according to the United Nations, which called for urgent action. “Malnutrition has reached crisis levels,” Victor Chinyama, head [...]

February 16, 2022 Africa, Human rights
UN says 30% of Sudan’s people will need aid next year

UN says 30% of Sudan’s people will need aid next year

Thirty percent of Sudan’s population will need humanitarian aid next year, the UN warned in a report Monday, saying the rate is “the highest in a decade”. It blamed Sudan’s economic crisis and the Covid pandemic, floods and disease and [...]

December 7, 2021 Human rights
Family Seeks Justice As Lagos Policeman Shoots Woman

Family Seeks Justice As Lagos Policeman Shoots Woman

A young woman has been shot in Ikorodu, Lagos by a trigger-happy police officer who, along with his colleagues, was in a heated argument with some commercial tricycle riders over their demand for bribes.  According to a statement issued by [...]

December 1, 2021 Human rights
UNICEF: One In Every 6 Children In Nigeria Depressed

UNICEF: One In Every 6 Children In Nigeria Depressed

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised concerns over the future of Nigerian children, saying the mental health of kids in Nigeria is under threat. A report of a new survey conducted by UNICEF in conjunction with Gallup, entitled: [...]

November 19, 2021 Human rights
45 million people ‘teetering on the edge of famine’ globally

45 million people ‘teetering on the edge of famine’ globally

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries had risen to 45 million – up by three million in 2021 – as acute hunger spikes around [...]

November 9, 2021 Human rights
Humanitarian fund allocates $23.8m to North East

Humanitarian fund allocates $23.8m to North East

At a time of unprecedented humanitarian needs, Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and climate shocks, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) is allocating $23.8 million to 75 eligible humanitarian partners. The allocation will assist partners, such as non-governmental organisations, to address critical humanitarian [...]

November 5, 2021 Human rights
200 retirees get N331.7m benefits in Jigawa

200 retirees get N331.7m benefits in Jigawa

Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme have begun the payment of retirement benefits to 200 retirees. The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu, disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse, while speaking on the activities of the [...]

October 22, 2021 Human rights
Gumi: How Nigerians can live in peace with bandits

Gumi: How Nigerians can live in peace with bandits

Controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has advised people in the terorised North-west of Nigeria on how they can live in peace with the armed bandits occupying their forests. Mr Gumi said people can develop “mutual relationship with the bandits without being [...]

October 1, 2021 Human rights, Security
Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

The United Nations has said summary killings in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) soared in August, driven by armed groups but also security forces. In a new conference in the DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday, the UN peacekeeping [...]

September 30, 2021 Human rights, Security
South Sudan’s political elite plundering public coffers

South Sudan’s political elite plundering public coffers

Massive plundering of South Sudan’s public coffers is undermining human rights in the world’s youngest nation and threatening its already fragile peace process, according to a UN report released on Thursday. Since independence a decade ago, South Sudan has struggled to emerge [...]

September 24, 2021 Africa, Human rights
NEMA Distributes Inputs To 32,557 Flood Affected Niger State Farmers

NEMA Distributes Inputs To Flood Affected Niger Farmers

National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) on Thursday began distributing farm inputs to 32,557 farmers affected by the 2020 flood disaster in Niger. NEMA’s Director-General, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who launched the distribution of the inputs to the beneficiaries in Minna [...]

September 18, 2021 Food, Human rights
Nigerians Find Ways To Be Happy Amid Bad Leadership

Nigerians Find Ways To Be Happy Amid Bad Leadership

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has said Nigerians always find ways to make themselves happy despite living almost miserable lives. Sowore stated this while responding to a question from Toyin Falola on the reconciliation between the security challenges bedevilling the [...]

September 6, 2021 Human rights
US sanctions Eritrean general over rights abuses in Ethiopia

US sanctions Eritrean general over rights abuses in Ethiopia

The United States Department of the Treasury on Monday sanctioned an Eritrean official it accused of engaging in serious human rights abuses committed during the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is [...]

August 24, 2021 Human rights
Medical profession in Nigeria in great danger

Medical profession in Nigeria in great danger

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has asked doctors in the country to be humble and carry themselves with dignity, rather than try to compete with God. His statement is in reaction to the ongoing strike by members of [...]

August 13, 2021 Human rights
Nnamdi Kanu Calls For More Prayers

Nnamdi Kanu Calls For More Prayers

The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has appealed to the members of the group, his supporters and well-wishers to be unwavering and prayerful concerning his present predicament. He also expressed his profound gratitude to all [...]

August 13, 2021 Human rights
Eritreans refugees demand protection amid Tigray war

Eritreans refugees demand protection amid Tigray war

Eritrean refugees have organised a protest in front of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) office in the capital Addis Ababa, demanding the relocation of thousands of refugees from camps in the war-torn Tigray region. About 300 protesters blocked a road [...]

July 30, 2021 Human rights
Understanding Nigeria’s rising poverty level

Understanding Nigeria’s rising poverty level

The World Bank’s June 2021 77-page Nigeria Development Update instructs in particular federal economic policy formulators and implementors that “rising prices alone – even without incorporating the direct impact of COVID-19 on welfare – pushed an estimated seven million Nigerians [...]

July 27, 2021 Human rights
Okei-Odumakin Condemns Sowore’s Arrest

Okei-Odumakin Condemns Sowore’s Arrest

Human rights activist and President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has condemned the illegal arrest of human rights activist and Amnesty International-designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. [...]

July 27, 2021 Human rights
Sunday Igboho To Be Arraigned In Court Tomorrow

Sunday Igboho To Be Arraigned In Court Tomorrow

Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, is expected to be arraigned for immigration-related offenses in Benin Republic tomorrow. Hope For Nigeria Online had reported how Igboho was arrested on Monday night in Cadjèhoun Airport, Cotonou with [...]

July 22, 2021 Human rights
Africa records spike in hunger

Africa records spike in hunger

Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflicts, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19 as between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020. The information is in a report on the “State of [...]

July 13, 2021 Food, Human rights
Nigeria’s Poverty Situation Is Unacceptable

Nigeria’s Poverty Situation Is Unacceptable

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says that Nigerians deserve wealth, rather than poverty. He stated that, for all the abundant wealth of natural resources, Nigeria’s poverty situation is unacceptable. Noting that “there are way too [...]

July 12, 2021 Human rights
Secret Police Arrest Blind Saxophonist For #BuhariMustGo T-Shirt

Secret Police Arrest Blind Saxophonist For #BuhariMustGo T-Shirt

The Department of State Services (DSS) operatives who on the invitation of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, arrested five human rights activists who wore the #BuhariMustGo T-Shirts to church last Sunday, arrested a blind saxophonist among the victims. Hope [...]

July 8, 2021 Human rights
Russia denies its personnel involved in CAR killings

Russia denies its personnel involved in CAR killings

The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic have been involved in killing civilians and looting homes. During a heated discussion at the United Nations Security Council last week, the United States, France and [...]

June 29, 2021 Human rights
Southern African nations agree to deploy forces to Mozambique

Southern African nations agree to deploy forces to Mozambique

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has said it agreed to deploy troops to Mozambique to help it tackle escalating violence in the country’s north – but offered little specific operational details. Nearly 3,000 people have been killed and almost [...]

June 24, 2021 Africa, Crime, Human rights