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Malala Doesn’t Want Us To Forget About Nigeria’s Abducted Schoolgirls

Malala Doesn’t Want Us To Forget About Nigeria’s Abducted Schoolgirls

On the eve of the second anniversary marking the mass kidnap of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai published an open letter reminding the girls’ families that the world is still hoping for their safe return. “I write this letter with a heavy heart, knowing you have endured another […]

Burundi: Govt Investigations Ignore State Abuses

Burundi: Govt Investigations Ignore State Abuses

The findings of a Burundian commission of inquiry into allegations of extrajudicial executions by members of the security forces on December 11, 2015, in the capital, Bujumbura, are misleading and biased. This is one of several official inquiries that have failed to properly investigate security force abuses or hold those responsible to account. The inquiry […]

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

The Belgian transport minister has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March. A confidential document shows security lapses at Belgium’s airports were identified by EU inspectors in 2015. Minister Jacqueline Galant had denied having seen the report, which was leaked by opposition parties. Attacks on […]

ICC Commences Investigation of Nigerian Army, Boko Haram for Human Rights Abuses

ICC Commences Investigation of Nigerian Army, Boko Haram for Human Rights Abuses

The International Criminal Court, ICC, has started the process of investigating human rights abuses by the Nigerian military. The Netherlands-based court will also investigate abuses by Boko Haram, the terror group whose activities have caused the death of about 20,000 people in Nigeria since 2009. The military has been accused of illegal killings and incarceration […]

Chibok Girls: Senate Summons Service Chiefs, Reps Demand Rescue Date

Chibok Girls: Senate Summons Service Chiefs, Reps Demand Rescue Date

The Senate on Thursday summoned the National Security Adviser  and all the service chiefs to brief it at a closed session on their efforts so far to recover the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Also, the House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Federal Government to set a target for security agencies to rescue the 219 Chibok […]

No Will To Save Under Jonathan – Okonjo-Iweala

No Will To Save Under Jonathan – Okonjo-Iweala

The immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday said lack of political will to save oil revenue under former President Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for the challenges facing the country presently. She said as a result, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund must seek means to embed savings in national […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Mother Of The Year – The Angelina Option

LOUD WHISPERS: Mother Of The Year – The Angelina Option

A few days ago, I was in a conversation with a friend about the frightening levels of violence against women and girls across Africa. In Nigeria, the levels of abuse have reached such an unprecedented high that we should be clamouring for a state of emergency on the issue. Many times, people say that since […]

60-Year-Old Christian Woman Publicly Caned In Indonesia For Breaking Sharia Law

60-Year-Old Christian Woman Publicly Caned In Indonesia For Breaking Sharia Law

A 60-year-old Christian woman was caned yesterday (April 12) in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh province—for breaking rules aimed at Muslims. It was the first time somebody from outside the Islamic faith was caned under the province’s harsh sharia regulations. In the same nation where beachgoers in Bali throw back beers and frolic in bikinis, the woman […]

Africa: Mental Health Care in Emergencies ‘Not an Optional Luxury’ – Experts

Africa: Mental Health Care in Emergencies ‘Not an Optional Luxury’ – Experts

Mental illnesses are the world’s leading cause of disability affecting millions and, even during a humanitarian crisis, treating them is not an optional luxury, experts said before a World Bank/World Health Organization meeting on the issue in Washington this week. The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has nearly doubled in the past decade, […]