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Nigerian state allows for the castration of convicted rapists

The Kaduna state in north-western Nigeria is allowing for full surgical castration of convicted rapists as punishment for their crime. The state assembly approved the...

Mozambique denies torture claims by Amnesty International

Mozambique’s military has denied claims by Amnesty International that it violated human rights of persons suspected of being militants operating in the gas-rich northern...

Guinea: Court approves third term bid of 82-year-old Condé

Guinea's constitutional court has approved 82-year-old President Alpha Condé's third term bid in next month's election. The West African country's highest court also gave the...

Liberia: Charles Taylor’s request to ‘change prison’ rejected by court

A bid by convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor to be moved from a British prison has been rejected by a special court in...

ECOWAS leaders condemn third term bids of some colleagues

Some ECOWAS leaders have criticized the decision of some colleagues to run for third terms. The concerns were expressed at a summit of leaders of...

50 million people at risk of hunger in southern Africa

The UN's World Food Programme has said that millions of people in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe face imminent hunger. These countries were hit by...

President Kagame says Hotel Rwanda hero wasn’t kidnapped

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has denied claims by family of Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide that...

Mali: Ousted leader Keita leaves country amid transition talks

Ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been flown out of the country for further medical treatment. Keïta, left Bamako on Saturday evening for...

Ousted Malian leader suffers mini-stroke, Junta leader visits him

The ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has reportedly suffered mini-stroke and was admitted at a private hospital. AFP news agency reported that the...

Ghanaian becomes first woman to win Africa engineering prize

26-year-old Charlette N’Guessan, a Ghanaian technology entrepreneur, has won the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize for engineering innovation. N’Guessan becomes the first woman...

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UN sponsored sex education program in Zambia faces rejection

A sex education program being sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zambia has been rejected by top government officials. UNFPA on its...

Ecowas signals it might lift sanctions imposed on Mali

The West African regional bloc, ECOWAS has hinted it might lift sanctions imposed on Mali following last month's coup. The current sanctions imposed on Mali...

Nigeria: Hotel workers allegedly stripped naked over $12

A former Nigerian Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi has sparked outrage after he was alleged to have ordered that some hotel workers...

U.S. Police officer charged over fatal shooting of black woman

A grand jury has charged one police officer over the raid which resulted in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at her home in...

Fuel tanker explosion kills 25 people in Nigeria

A fuel tanker explosion in Central Nigeria has killed at least 25 people. Schoolchildren are reported among those killed when the tanker exploded after a...
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