Guinean security forces accused of excesses, abusive conduct

Guinean security forces accused of excesses, abusive conduct

– Some members of Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force, engaged in abusive conduct, and displayed a lack of political neutrality when responding to election-related ...

Media rights group calls for release of detained Gambian journalist

Media rights group calls for release of detained Gambian journalist

The PEN Africa Network (PAN), a branch of PEN International has protested against the continued holding in secret confinement of Gambian radio journalist, Alagie Abdoulie Cessay. ...

Gambian journalists union calls for release of detained journalist

Gambian journalists union calls for release of detained journalist

The Gambia Press Union, the umbrella organization of Gambian journalists has called for the immediate release of Alhagie Abdoulie Sisay, the managing director of private radio ...

Sudanese authorities detain three journalists at Khartoum airport

Sudanese authorities detain three journalists at Khartoum airport

Three Sudanese journalists have been arrested on Saturday by the authorities at Khartoum airport, Sudan's Journalists' Association for Human Rights (JAHR) said here Sunday. JHR ...

Rwanda: Experts meet in Kigali on environment hazards

Rwanda: Experts meet in Kigali on environment hazards

Environment experts from across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed readiness to fight against pollution and promote green economy initiatives.The resolve ...

Sierra Leone’s transport minister denies violating procurement laws

Sierra Leone’s transport minister denies violating procurement laws

Sierra Leone`s Minister of Transport and Aviation has denied violating any procurement procedures in the purchase of the 100 buses recently making headlines in the local media. A ...

President Jammeh pardons Gambian dissidents in the diaspora

President Jammeh pardons Gambian dissidents in the diaspora

The Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has said, he has no issue with his critics based in the diaspora, and that he pardoned all dissident Gambians including those based in the west ...

Botswana adults involved in forced sex with minors – Study

A study recently carried out by the National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA), has found that some adults are involved in forced sexual activities with minors, APA learnt here on Thursday.Director of Information, Education and Communication at NACA Joseph Kefas, made the revelation at the ongoing Vision 2015 National Conference. "Most of these kids have had forced sex, especially during their first sexual ...

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Security re-evaluation needs to be conducted at Zuma’s rural home – Police

A security re-evaluation needs to be conducted at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence for all outstanding construction work to be completed at the structures located in KwaZulu/Natal Province, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has said.Nhleko said this Wednesday when he responded to concerns raised by Members of Parliament's Ad Hoc Committee following their oversight visit to Nkandla last week ...

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Guinean security forces accused of excesses, abusive conduct

– Some members of Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force, engaged in abusive conduct, and displayed a lack of political neutrality when responding to election-related opposition protests in April and May 2015, Human Rights Watch said. In a statement issued Thursday, Human Rights Watch said members of the police force were most frequently implicated in the abuses, revealing an urgent need for ...

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Youth to contribute to SADC issues – Official

Youth will be given a chance to contribute solutions to issues affecting them and the Southern African Region in the coming second annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) Debate Open slated for August, APA learnt here on Thursday.SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations representative, Bonolo Magowe said in an interview that the debates are aimed at giving SADC youth the opportunity to ...

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Botswana, US in diplomatic row over human trafficking report

The government of Botswana on Thursday reacted angrily to a United States report on human trafficking that alleged that Botswana was a haven for forced labour and sex trafficking.In a statement, the Botswana government said it “totally refutes the US Department of State 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report in so far as it relates to Botswana.” “The details contained in the report are a total fabrication and ...

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Lusaka based ILO asses Malawi labor programs

Lusaka based International Labour Organization (ILO) Director responsible for Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, Alexio Musindo is in Malawi to assess programs his organization is supporting in the country.ILO in Malawi is promoting and supporting a number of programmes including child labour elimination in tobacco and tea estates, employment creation, skills development, social protection and decent work among ...

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Botswana unions criticize MPs secret salary adjustment

Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) Labour Secretary, Johnson Motshwarakgole on Wednesday lashed out at members of parliament for secretly increasing their salaries.Motshwarakgole said it was wrong for the members of Parliament (MPs) to increase their salaries silently, calling on government to come up with a national salary structure as the current set up disadvantages workers. He said a ...

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CAR records first female candidate for next polls

The Central African Republic (CAR) has recorded its first female candidate for the presidential election slated for October, APA learns here Tuesday. Prophetess Modamet Valentine who heads the Christian organization "The Court" has officially announced her candidature for the next polls due to end the ongoing transition. "It seems appropriate to me not to only talk but listen to the people and just like ...

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Zimbabwe opposition rubbishes claims of European funding visit

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Wednesday dismissed as false state media allegations that it has been summoned to Europe to discuss funding for general elections set for the southern African country in 2018.MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu accused the state-run Herald daily of fabricating stories during the past two days that its secretary general Douglas Mwonzora had confirmed ...

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Nigeria: Airport authority denies preventing former First Lady access to VIP lounge

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday explained it never denied Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, access to the VIP's lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport.FAAN's denial is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yakubu Dati, its General Manager, Corporate Affairs. The statement said the news report of the incident which allegedly occurred ...

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