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Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – president

Algeria is waiting for an apology for France’s colonial occupation of the North African country, the president said, expressing hope that Emmanuel Macron would build on recent conciliatory overtures.
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 body to probe US over racism against African-Americans

The U.N.’s top human rights body agreed unanimously Friday to commission a U.N. report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people while stopping short of ordering a more intensive investigation singling out the United States after the death of George Floyd sparked worldwide demonstrations.
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 cautions countries over lifting of coronavirus lockdowns

The UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, has called for caution as more countries move to lift COVID-19 lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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: Pandemic could create ‘human rights disaster’

The UN rights chief warned Monday that countries flouting the rule of law in the name of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic risk sparking a “human rights disaster”.
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.
Iran ruled out foreign help on the ground to deal with the coronavirus pandemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country's death toll from the contagion neared 2,000.

Iran rejects ‘foreign’ help as virus death toll nears 2,000

Iran ruled out "foreign" help on the ground to deal with the coronavirus pandemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country's death toll from the contagion neared 2,000.
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UN hacked in apparent espionage operation – report

Sophisticated hackers infiltrated UN offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation and their identity and the extent of the data they obtained is not clear.

SERAP petitions UN over attacks on protesters in Abuja

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Clement Voule, on the people’s right to peaceful assembly and association.
Health workers protest in Santiago on the fourth week of protests against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on November 11, 2019. – Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks.
Demonstrators take part in a protest against the government’s economic policies in Santiago, on October 31, 2019. – Chile pulled out of hosting two major international summits Wednesday as it struggled to restore order amid clashes between protestors and security forces that have left at least 20 dead. President Sebastian Pinera said “common sense” had dictated the decision to withdraw from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the Cop 25 climate change conference. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Chile launches fresh talks to calm deadly unrest

Chile’s government met with opposition leaders Thursday in a fresh bid to end deadly protests that forced the country to abandon hosting two major economic and climate summits, but leftist parties poured scorn on the efforts.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an astonishing US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.
More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations' Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters news agency.

Report: China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations' Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters news agency.

IMF: Social investment key to stronger global economy

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has said that investment in social insurance was a key to achieving a stronger global economy, saying societies across the world must begin by strengthening social programmes.
North Koreans work on a rice field during the harvest outside the North Korean capital of Pyongyang

UN: North Koreans ‘forced to pay bribes’ to survive

North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive and are living in a "vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression", a UN report says.
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UN rights chief urges respect for human rights in post-coup Sudan

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging Sudan's new rulers to uphold the constitution and take heed of human rights as they try to move the country forward after the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir.

Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on President Nkurunziza’s portrait

Burundi has released three schoolgirls who were detained over accusation of scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza’s picture in textbooks which led to international outcry.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition plans fresh protest against Nicolas Maduro as Juan Guaido returns

Opposition supporters in Venezuela were set to take to the streets Monday after leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro — as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin American allies.
In this handout photograph taken and released by Pakistan’s Prime Minister House (PMH) on February 18, 2019, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (2L) and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R) walk along with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (2R) on his departure the Nur Khan Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base in Islamabad. – Pakistan was set to confer its highest civilian honour on the Saudi Crown Prince on February 18, a day after he signed investment deals worth $20 billion in the cash-strapped country — his first stop on a high-profile Asian tour. (Photo by HANDOUT / Pakistan’s Prime Minister House / AFP) /

Imran Khan: Pakistan ‘ready to talk’ on Kashmir, warns India against attack

Pakistan is ready to help India investigate the deadliest blast in Kashmir in decades, but will retaliate if Delhi attacks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals soared.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.