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South Sudan: Peace talks to resume in Ethiopia

Two warring party leaders in South Sudan are scheduled to return to the negotiating table two weeks after agreeing to a cease-fire. South Sudan in mid-December broke into a political struggle, turning into nationwide warfare between troops loyal to the [...]

February 10, 2014 Africa, Human rights

Judges lessen sentence handed to Gladys Chauke

It is said hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Two Pretoria High Court judges had some sympathy with a woman who, in a “crime of passion”, pulled her two-timing husband so badly by the testicles that he had [...]

February 5, 2014 Government and politics, Human rights, Law

US pledges another $380 million to help war-torn Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry promised an extra $380 million in international humanitarian efforts for war-devastated Syria on Wednesday. The money brings the total amount the U.S. has pledged to help provide water, food, medical care and shelter to those [...]

January 17, 2014 Human rights, International

Three robbers killed in Joburg gunfight

Johannesburg – Three suspects were shot dead in a high-speed chase from Westdene that ended in a “movie-style” shoot-out between the police and robbers in Braamfontein om sunday night. An unconfirmed number of suspects were driving around in a Toyota [...]

January 13, 2014 Africa, Human rights
9,000 People Displaced in Lagos, Says Amnesty International

Nigeria: 9,000 People Displaced in Lagos, Says Amnesty International

About 9,000 people lost their homes or livelihood in the forced eviction and demolition of Badia East by the Lagos State Government in February, a report by Amnesty International and Social Economic Rights Action Centre (SERAC) has revealed.   Satellite evidence [...]

August 13, 2013 Human rights
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Senator Ita-Giwa Pleads With Kinsmen On Bakassi Resettlement Plan

A prominent Bakassi indigene, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has advised her people and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to accept the Goodluck Jonathan administration’s plans to develop and ensure a proper resettlement of the Bakassi people in Ikang, where [...]

August 12, 2013 Human rights
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One of The Igbo Deportees From Lagos Is Dead.

Report reaching Hope For Nigeria from an official of Onitsha South Local Government Authority, Mrs. Nneoma Judith Nwora is stating that one of the Nigerians deported by Lagos state government died last Night. The deportee died of protracted illness and the [...]

August 3, 2013 Human rights

Violent Clashes Reported In Boundary Town Between Nasarawa, Benue States

Reports indicate that heavy fighting is ongoing in Rukubi, Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Rukubi is a village at the boundary between Nasarawa and Benue states. A resident claimed on phone that several houses have been razed, and [...]

June 4, 2013 Human rights, Incidents