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Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western CAR have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published today

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ECOWAS holds workshop on renewable energy efficiency

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), has organised a five- day training workshop for Anglophone West African entrepreneurs and technicians in the clean cooking industry

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Gambia: Prisoner release should include all those detained for expressing dissent

The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country , Amnesty International said today

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Cameroon: Indiscriminate attacks mark dangerous turn in regional conflict

Twin suicide bombings in Maroua, northern Cameroon, yesterday, are part of a growing pattern of armed groups such as Boko Haram targeting civilians as the regional conflict grows ever more dangerous, said Amnesty International today

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Nigeria: APC hails President Buhari’s successful U.S. tour, rejection of gay marriage

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage on their successful three days successful tour of the United States of America which ended with their return to the country this morning

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EU supports Regional Maritime University to train experts

The European Union (EU) has extended support to the Regional Maritime University, to help deliver more ground-breaking training programmes to enable maritime experts deal fully with sea crime along the coast of theGulf of Guinea

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West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative launched

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has launched the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI), in Accra, towards combating disaster outbreaks in the sub-region

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World Bank says 1.1 Billion people are denied access to electricity globally

About 1.1 billion people worldwide, which is roughly the population of India, is still living without access to electricity, with most of them concentrated in Africa and Asia, according to the World Bank Group

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Imo State calls for laws to promote development and integration

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Nigeria’s Imo State, has called for the adoption of regional laws that facilitate the realisation of the objectives of the ECOWAS

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ECOWAS Court Judges calls for reforms

Judges of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have called for the amendment of the Court’s Rules of Procedure to take cognizance of its expanded mandate relating to the protection of the human rights of community citizens

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President Mahama pledges support for Middle East peace

President John Dramani Mahama said on Wednesday that Ghana would support any process that would bring a lasting peace to the entire Middle East

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UN Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

Mr Ban KI-moon, UN Secretary General has urged the world to remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution

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EU holds Climate Information Session

The European Union in Ghana has organized a Climate Info Session to discuss the impact of climate change on Ghana, and to also prepare the country for the upcoming Paris Global Agreement

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Cameroon: End six-month illegal detention of 84 children held following Quranic school raid

Cameroonian authorities must immediately end the six-month illegal detention of 84 children – some as young as five years-old – who were rounded up during a raid on Quranic schools in the far north of the country, Amnesty International said today

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Liberia still cautious after Ebola-free declaration

One month after being declared free of Ebola Virus transmission by the World Health Organization, Liberia is still celebrating cautiousl

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ECOWAS should forge integration through rail transport- Forum

The Forum for National Equity, a civil society organisation, has challenged the Economic Committee of West Africa (ECOWAS) to exert the political will to link member states with rail lines to strengthen the integration process

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