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Rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians-HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report detailing unlawful detention and torture in Rewanda . The 91-page report - We Will Force You to Confess: Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda - alleges details widespread and systematic torture by the military and accuses judges of being complicit in the creation of

5 Nigerians hospitalised after attack by S/Africa police

The Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) says it has protested alleged beating of five Nigerians, a day after the killing of Mr Olamilekan Badmus, 25-year-old native of Ogun, by Police in South Africa. Its President, Mr Adetola Olubajo, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from

Kenya’s Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared

Cameroonian troops deploy heavily along Nigeria border

Cameroon’s military said that it had stopped hundreds of Nigerian fighters attempting to enter its territory to join separatist groups in English speaking regions - that are demanding for independence. Additionally, the military has intensified arrests of activists despite calls from the United Nations and the international community. Most recently Catholic

Three US Special Forces killed, 2 others wounded in Niger

Three United States (US) Army Special Forces were killed and two were wounded on Wednesday in an ambush in Niger while on a training mission with troops from that nation in northwestern Africa, American military officials said. “We can confirm reports that a joint  US and Nigerien patrol came under hostile

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