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UNESCO advocates global priotization of press freedom

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on governments across the globe to create policies that promote freedom of the press.
The newly appointed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed first initiated the peace overtures and restoration of relations in April. Earlier this week, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited Ethiopia and reopened his country's embassy there. Reuters

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said, as the former foes pushed on with rapprochement.

Governor Ganduje: Three million children out of school in Kano alone

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says three million children are out of school in his state alone, stating the need to curb Africa’s population explosion.

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for ‘grave abuses’

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo leader maintains suspense over plans

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, kept his country guessing on Thursday over his political plans five months ahead of crucial elections.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

How Boko Haram ruined Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission

The demarcation of the Cameroon-Nigeria border and the pillar construction continued to face challenges due to insecurity in areas affected by the presence of Boko Haram, the United Nations (UN) has said.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Killings: Benue group urges federal government to root out agents of terror

Benin National Congress, BNC, a socio-cultural organisation of the Benin people, has called on the Federal Government to restore the fast dwindling confidence of Nigerians in its security capabilities by rooting out all agents of terror who have been terrorising the country, saying that Nigerians may be forced to call on the United Nations for help.
A demonstrator holds a Nicaraguan flag during the march in cars and motorcycles from Managua to Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the end of the state repression, on July 15, 2018. More than 280 people have been killed since the start of a popular uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in April 18. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS

Daniel Ortega’s forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
Libyan coast guard

Libya denies abandoning migrants at sea

Libya's coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea.

UN: Australia must stop separating migrant families

The United Nations voiced alarm Tuesday at Australia’s decision to “actively and indefinitely separate” the family of a recognised refugee in the country by deporting her husband to Sri Lanka.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s invitation by ICC an indictment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Netherlands was a sign of reprimand for the spate of bloodletting, extra-judicial executions, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture and reported disappearances in the country.

UN to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day

The United Nations General Assembly in New York will this week embark on the celebration of the ideals that the late former South African President Nelson Mandela stood for.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.
The meeting between Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues a thawing of relations between the two countries

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw in relations

Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands died.

French envoy: International community not aiding Boko Haram

Outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, has dismissed insinuations that the continuous attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, in spite of international presence, meant the insurgents had the backing of the international community.

UNDP: We’re reintegrating repentant Boko Haram insurgents to their communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has disclosed that it is committed to ensuring that genuinely repentant Boko Haram insurgents are reintegrated to their various communities, noting however that there has been resistance by some of the communities.
The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started - Reuters

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started.

House of Reps urges federal government to fix date for census

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to fix date for national census scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO advocates global priotization of press freedom

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on governments across the globe to create policies that promote freedom of the press.

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