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UK probes death of Nigerian in detention centre

The British government has launched an investigation into the death of a Nigerian Oscar Okwurime at a detention centre next to Heathrow airport.
Russia and Ukraine made a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of tensions and conflict.

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark move

Russia and Ukraine made a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of tensions and conflict.
Joseph Gandye, who works for local station Watetezi TV, was arrested Thursday in the financial capital Dar es Salaam and held in police custody overnight.

Tanzanian journalist arrested for publishing ‘false’ news

A Tanzanian journalist has been arrested for “publishing false information” after broadcasting a story about police brutality, his lawyer said Friday, the latest crackdown on free press in the country.
At least 29 detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.

Venezuela: 29 detainees killed in police station cellblock riot

At least 29 detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.

Femi Falana calls for release of 40 persons allegedly held by Nigerian Navy

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 persons reportedly in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.

Femi Falana writes AGF, demands release of 10 people detained by Nigerian Navy

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has called for the release of 10 civilians detained without trials by the Nigerian Navy.
At least 83 people were detained on Tuesday in Venezuela during protests against the government, Head of Foro Penal Venezuelan non-governmental organization (NGO) Alfredo Romero said on Twitter.

Protest: 83 people detained in Venezuela

At least 83 people were detained on Tuesday in Venezuela during protests against the government, Head of Foro Penal Venezuelan non-governmental organization (NGO) Alfredo Romero said on Twitter.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan military court tries army general for treason

A military court on Monday began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir’s government.
Head of Togo's Democrats party, Nicodeme Ayao Habia, who has been on hunger strike for nine days, sits at the entrance of the Ghanaian High Commission in the capital Lome, on September 27, 2018. - The former lawmaker is on hunger strike to call for the release of opposition supporters who were arrested during anti-government demonstrations. (Photo by Matteo FRASCHINI KOFFI / AFP) (Photo credit should read MATTEO FRASCHINI KOFFI/AFP/Getty Images)

Togo opposition leader enters day 10 of hunger strike

“Physically I’m very weak but spiritually and mentally I am strong,” says Nicodeme Ayao Habia, president of an opposition party in Togo on Friday — day 10 of his hunger strike.
The Ain Zara prison, which was handed over to the Justice Ministry from a Tripoli-based militia, seen in Tripoli, Libya on Feb. 2, 2012. Ismail Zetouni-Reuters

Police: Hundreds escape prison near Libya’s Tripoli

Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, the police said.
A woman shouts slogans during a demonstration against the Moroccan court after the jailing of Moroccan activist and leader of "Hirak", Nasser Zefzafi, and a number of other activists, in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, Morocco July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Thousands protest in Morocco over jailed Rif activists

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Morocco’s capital Rabat on Sunday to demonstrate against the jailing of leaders of a protest movement in the predominantly Berber region of Rif.

NGOs demand the release of 26 activists in Niger

Ten international NGOs including Amnesty International and Oxfam called on Friday for the release of 26 civil society activists detained since March after a banned demonstration in Niamey.

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Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan’s southern Okinawa islands Saturday, cutting power to more than 15,000 homes and grounding hundreds of flights.
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ASUU wants federal government’s visitation panel to halt crises in varsities

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, has called on the Federal Government to send a visitation panel to universities to douse tension and prevent further breakdown of industrial relations in campuses.
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Manchester City monitoring 15 year-old Turkish midfielder

Manchester City are keeping tabs on 15-year-old Turkish midfielder Altinordu midfielder Burak Ince.

Femi Falana: What federal government should do before implementing increase in VAT rate

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Federal Government to propose a Money Bill to the National Assembly before the implementation of the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).