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At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed while covering anti-government protests by civil society groups and opposition parties in the capital, Luanda, on October 24, according to news reports and Teixeira Candido, secretary general of the Union of Angolan Journalists (SJA), who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. All those detained were released without charge, Candido said.
A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
Amnesty International Kenya, International Justice Mission Kenya, Haki Africa, and the Kituo cha Sheria have filed a petition asking for monetary compensation for five victims of brutality as police enforced a Covid-19 curfew.
Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement Sunday to commence construction on a 1,445-kilometre (900 mile) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems.
The federal government has launched the Agriculture for Food and Job Plan (AFJP), a component of the Nigeria Economic and Sustainability Plan (NESP).
About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.
As Europe and the United States struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones such as Syria and Yemen, where hygiene conditions are already dire.
Oxfam, Monday, disclosed, in a decade the world’s billionaires have doubled in and richer than 60 per cent of the world’s population.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.
Forty-five per cent of deaths of children could be prevented through eating of healthy diets, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has declared.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.
Eight protesters go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.
Farmers in Nasarawa state, Oxfam in Nigeria and a coalition of civil society organisations have called on the state government to create grazing reserves to reduce frequent clashes between farmers and pastoralists in the state.
As part of its commitment to ensure a healthy and pollution free environment, a leading International Non Governmental Organisation, OXFAM, through its PROACT Project drive on Tuesday launched ‘1 person 4 trees’ planting campaign in Ambursa District, Birnin Kebbi local government area of Kebbi state
A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.
A member of the House of Representatives representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, Sani Umar Dangaladima, on Wednesday appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja having been summoned on Tuesday over the disappearance of Faisal Maina, who is said to have jumped bail.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians of its commitment in ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its efforts towards protecting the rights and privileges of the girl child and women in the State.
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ondo state has kicked over alleged illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in the state by the council chairmen.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven nominees to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Former Heads of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar yesterday pledged support for the North Central Peoples Forum for peace and development of the region.
The Nigerian Army deployed no fewer than seven military trucks to the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of Oct. 20, the day unarmed #EndSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the military.
The Primate of the African Church, Nigeria and Overseas, His Eminence, Julius Olayinka Abbe, has admonished the federal government to as a matter of urgency address all the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) so that the 8-month old strike would be called off in the interest of of the students and the entire nation.
Arsenal are making a new attempt to open contract talks with teenage star Folarin Balogun.
Kenya will host the Virtual Africa Delivery Exchange (ADX) Summit 2020 to deliberate on service delivery in Africa amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an official source said in Nairobi on Sunday.