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At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa, police said.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike angry with security agencies for ‘long silence’ over threats in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu asks Nigeria to invite them to negotiate peaceful exit of Biafra

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over the unending killings of the people there, saying that more protest would be witnessed in the north over the spate of insecurity.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia accused by Amnesty of illegal killings, mass arrests

Ethiopian security forces used extrajudicial killings, mass arrests and torture in efforts to suppress an armed group, the Oromo Liberation Army, in 2019, Amnesty International says.
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Amnesty: Boko Haram, Nigerian military ‘violate children’s rights’

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.

Five jihadists, two soldiers killed in Cameroon clash

Five rebels and two soldiers were killed early Tuesday when jihadists crossing from Nigeria attacked a military position in northern Cameroon, sources said.
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Amnesty: Some Nigerian states using mobile courts to extort citizens

Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has raised the alarm that mobile courts are being used to extort alleged defaulters of lockdown violations in parts of the country such as Kaduna and Kano states.
Two Indonesian brothers have been arrested for allegedly murdering their 16-year-old sister over accusations of extramarital sex, police said Tuesday, a killing for which they could face execution if convicted

Brothers kill 16-year-old sister for having sex with relative

Two Indonesian brothers have been arrested for allegedly murdering their 16-year-old sister over accusations of extramarital sex, police said Tuesday, a killing for which they could face execution if convicted.

Pentagon: US military killed 132 civilians globally in 2019

One hundred thirty-two civilians were killed last year in US global military operations, the army said Wednesday, a number far lower than those published by NGOs.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 1

Coalition kicks against infectious disease bill, demand review, public hearing

A coalition of civil society groups has described the proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Bill as a threat to human rights.
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Amnesty International raises alarm over Nigerian health workers

Amnesty International (AI), on Friday urged the Nigerian authorities to ensure that health workers in the frontline of COVID-19 response have access to protective equipment.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee urges Premier League to block Saudi Newcastle takeover

The fiancee of murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote on Tuesday to the Premier League warning that a Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United would “tarnish” the reputation of the competition.
Newcastle United ‘have a deal in place’ to sign Joelinton

Saudi-led Newcastle takeover to be completed May 15

The PA news agency understands the Premier League’s owners and directors test is the final hurdle to clear before the £300million deal is complete.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Minors to escape death penalty in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has abolished the death sentence on individuals who committed crimes while still minors, the latest in a series of reforms pushed forward by the Saudi royal family.

​UK won’t block Newcastle’s Saudi takeover

Culture Secretary Dowden said: “The fit and proper person test is undertaken by the Premier League. I don’t want to prejudge the process. I would also take slight issue with the characterisation of him personally.”
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.

UN rights chief slams Iran for executing two juvenile offenders

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.
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Coronavirus: Amnesty urges decongestion of prisons in Africa

As cases of coronavirus increase in sub-Saharan Africa, authorities in the region must take urgent action to protect inmates from COVID-19 by decongesting the prisons, Amnesty International has said.
Newcastle United fans have long dreamed of ridding the club from owner Mike Ashley, but a potential £300 million ($377 million) takeover backed by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund presents fans on Tyneside with a different dilemma.

Saudi takeover promises new dawn for Newcastle at a cost

Newcastle United fans have long dreamed of ridding the club from owner Mike Ashley, but a potential £300 million ($377 million) takeover backed by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund presents fans on Tyneside with a different dilemma.

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House of Reps uncover how NDDC spent N81 billion in four months without projects

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, uncovered the numerous spendings by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from February to May 2020.

Kidnapping: Court admits confessional statements of Wadume’s co-defendants

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted into evidence, two confessional statements that were allegedly made by co-defendants of alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume).
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.

Edo guber: NRM prays court to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as APC candidate

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has prayed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Sept. 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

Nine-year old boy drowns in well in Kano

A nine-year-old boy, Abdul’aziz Bala, on Wednesday drowned in a well at the Sharada Quarters of Kano.