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The Unlawful Military Detention And Torture In Rwanda

The  Unlawful Military Detention And Torture In Rwanda

 Rwanda’s military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 91-page report, “‘We Will Force You to Confess’: Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda,” documents unlawful detention in military camps and widespread and systematic torture by the […]

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

 The UNICEF has welcomed the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Ms. Pernille Ironside, in a statement yesterday, said the children are victims of Boko Haram terrorism instead of being held as suspects. Ironside said this is the first important […]

Ugandan Troops Harm Women

Ugandan Troops Harm Women

Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African Union’s […]

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast’s military gave mutinous soldiers an ultimatum in talks on Sunday to drop their pay demands and end a revolt, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ultimatum came in fresh discussions after talks between army commanders and soldiers in Bouake, the center of the mutiny, failed on Saturday, said the person, […]

Prevent Boko Haram From Regrouping, UN Tells Military

Prevent Boko Haram From Regrouping, UN Tells Military

The UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent the destructive Boko Haram insurgents, recently dislodged from its safe haven in Sambisa Forest, from regrouping. The task force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and the Republic of Benin to tackle Boko Haram insurgents. The Security Council, in […]

Buhari Mourns Military Officers Killed By Boko Haram

Buhari Mourns Military Officers Killed By Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the sacrifices of fallen officers and men in the war against terrorism in Nigeria would never go in vain. He said their memories would be eternally etched in the hearts and minds of fellow citizens for whose sake they laid down their lives. According to a statement by his […]

Thailand Votes On Sweeping New Constitution That Empowers Military

Thailand Votes On Sweeping New Constitution That Empowers Military

Millions of Thais will go to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution that gives dramatic extra powers to the country’s military, which seized control of the government in a 2014 coup. Voters will be asked whether they accept the draft constitution, and whether to permit the country’s Senate to jointly vote for […]

The Boko Haram Ambush: Some Soldiers Are Missing

The Boko Haram Ambush: Some Soldiers Are Missing

Not less than 10 soldiers are said to be missing in action, when troops of the Nigeria Army walked into an ambush laid by Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday morning. The authorities of the Nigeria Army are yet to confirm the number. But a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (Ag.DAPR) Col […]

N93bn Debt: Power Firms To Disconnect MDAs, Military

N93bn Debt: Power Firms To Disconnect MDAs, Military

Electricity distribution companies are poised for a showdown with their major debtors as the latter face mass disconnection of supply in the days ahead. The firms said for months, they had been groaning under severe liquidity constraints because of unpaid electricity bills from residential, commercial and industrial consumers as well as the Ministries, Departments and […]

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

KAMPALA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham. One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Museveni won 60.8 percent of the vote, while main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye secured 35.4 […]