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US separates 2,000 children from families at Mexico border

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or legal guardians at the US-Mexico border since a highly criticised "zero tolerance" immigration policy came into place, according to US officials.

Saudi Arabia outlaws sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia has passed a new law to criminalise sexual harassment, state media said Wednesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving.

UN: Human rights under attack worldwide

The world is sliding back on human rights and its principles are under attack in all corners of the globe, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein warned.

UN rights chief allowed to visit protest-hit Ethiopian region

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al-Hussein, said finally, he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years, after the previous administration turned down his request in 2017.

UN calls on Venezuela to investigate deadly prison fire

The United Nations Human Rights office called on authorities in Venezuela on Thursday to carry out a speedy investigation into a prison fire and provide reparations to victims’ families.

UN: Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said on Monday.

Zimbabwe’s first ever Miss Albino gets $85 as prize payout

Zimbabwe has crowned its first-ever “Miss Albinism’’ in a beauty pageant that aims to tackle the stigma faced by people with the congenital disorder.

Mexico accused of torture, cover-up in case of 43 missing students

The UN Human Rights office on Thursday said dozens of people were tortured by Mexican authorities and forces in connection with the government’s investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students.

Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu congratulate Chile Eboe-Osuji on election as ICC President

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday congratulated Mr Chile Eboe-Osuji, a Nigerian Judge, on his election as the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation – UN rights chief

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s slurs against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein told a news conference on Friday.

Egypt condemns UN rights chief’s criticism ahead of vote

Egypt's foreign ministry has strongly condemned the UN human rights chief's critical statements on what he described as the "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of the presidential election later this month.

South Sudan: UN condemns violations of freedom of expression

A UN report has revealed that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan.

UN, US slam Kenya after TV stations shuttered

The UN on Friday followed the United States in criticising the Kenyan government after it took three major TV channels off the air despite a court order to end the suspensions.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges the world to stand against normalisation of hate

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the world to “stand together against the normalisation of hate”, saying the whole of humanity is at risk when humanity’s values are abandoned.

Shithole countries: Donald Trump spoke frankly to Africans – Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday hailed Donald Trump for speaking “frankly” to Africans after the US president unleashed a storm by reportedly describing African nations as “shithole countries.”

AU ambassadors demand apology from Donald Trump over ‘racist remarks’

African Union ambassadors to the UN demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his “racist remark” on the people of Africa.

Legacy of President Wilson’s racism clouds UN rights office

How do you condemn racism on behalf of the global community while sitting in a building named after a racist?

SERAP urges UN convene on Benue killings

Suspected herdsmen yesterday killed at least 11 persons in a fresh attack on Tombu village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. This followed the alleged killing earlier in the week of at least 33 people apparently by herdsmen in the State.

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Court orders Lagos public defender to take over ‘kidnap kingpin’ Evans’ case

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday ordered the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to take over the defence for alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans due to his inability to afford legal fees.
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