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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.
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.
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.
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 has crowned its first-ever “Miss Albinism’’ in a beauty pageant that aims to tackle the stigma faced by people with the congenital disorder.
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.
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 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'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.
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 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.
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.”
African Union ambassadors to the UN demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his “racist remark” on the people of Africa.
How do you condemn racism on behalf of the global community while sitting in a building named after a racist?
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.
Newly-promoted Italian Serie A club Benevento has expressed interest in signing former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, this summer.
Newsmen report that the draft policy document was made available by the State Steering Committee on Social Investment, headed by Mrs Saude Atoyebi, Focal Person on Social Investment.
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick says he is wary of how devastating Bayer Leverkusen can be on the counter-attack but that his team was well-prepared to handle their opponents in Saturday’s German Cup final.
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.
The Kano State Government has so far conducted 12,918 coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test, the state’s Ministry of Health disclosed on its official Twitter handle @KNSMO on Friday.
Next January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Tuesday.
Following the non-payment of salaries at Heartland Football Club, players and officials have threatened to stage a protest as they seek payment of their salaries.
Anthony Martial has been in excellent form and hit a hat trick in his last start against Sheffield United. He and Marcus Rashford have both notched 19 goals so far – one more each would give the Red Devils their first ‘double 20’ season since 2010-11, when Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez got 22 and 20 goals, respectively.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a formal response to a United States government report which threatens to withhold funding if WADA doesn’t make what the United States deems sufficient reform.
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 54-year-old man, Niyi Omowodun, a resident of Ejigun Agbede Itele Ota in Ado-Odo local government area of the state for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).