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Burundi bans UN experts who uncovered rights abuses

Burundi’s government has banned three United Nations human rights experts from entering the East African state, according to a letter released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday.

UN: South Sudan govt forces, allies kill 232, raped 120 women, girls

The UN has accused South Sudan government forces and allies of killing 232 civilians and raping 120 women and girls in opposition-held villages.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN: Torture is unacceptable, unjustified at all times

Torture in any form, is absolutely unacceptable and can never be justified, UN said on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, urging great support for victims worldwide.

UN slams US border policy separating migrant children, parents

The UN has described as ‘unconscionable’, the U.S. border policy of forcibly separating migrant children from parents.

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.

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.

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 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.

Ijaw Youth Council demands release of 50 Niger Delta activists

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, led by Mr. Eric Omare, has called for the urgent release of about 50 Niger Deltan activists allegedly arrested and detained without trial for over a year by security agencies...

Diplomats hope Nikki Haley’s visit to Africa’ll shed light on Donald Trump’s plan for...

Diplomats hope that US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley’s visit to Africa would shed light on President Donald Trump’s administration’s plans to engage with the continent.

Press freedom under attack from Trump – UN

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein on Wednesday warned that that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities.

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Arsenal ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace following improved Wilfried Zaha bid

Arsenal have seen an improved offer for Wilfried Zaha ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace, but the player has told the club he wants a move.
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Air Peace aircraft makes hard landing at MMIA, loses nose wheel

An Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday made a hard landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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Barcelona wonderkid Xavi Simons joins Paris Saint-Germain

One of the hottest prospects of Barcelona’s La Masia academy has moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
Filipe Luis confirmed he is joining Brazilian side Flamengo after the full-back bid farewell to Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Filipe Luis seals Flamengo move

The left-back was part of the Atletico team that won the 2013-2014 LaLiga title, as well as the Europa League twice during two stints in the Spanish capital.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Security: VP Osinbajo consults Osun monarchs, stakeholders

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Osogbo had a closed door meeting with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state.