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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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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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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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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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Video: investigate Nigerian army for war crimes – Amnesty

Human Rights group The Amnesty International has called for the investigation of senior members of the Nigerian military for alleged war crimes in Boko Haram fight

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ICC needs cooperation of all member states- Lecturer

Professor Nerina Boschiero, Lecturer and Dean of Law at the University of Milan has urged member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC), especially African states to cooperate with the Court to fulfill its functions

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Chancellor Merkel addresses World Health Assembly

German Chancellor, Angela Dorothea Merkel, said on Monday that the human right to health could only be pushed through an advanced and sustainable health system

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Fight against climate change is a moral obligation- Germany

The fight against climate change is a moral obligation for the current generation who would hand over to the next generation, Dr Barbara Hendricks, Federal Environment Minister of Germany said on Monday

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Djibouti sucked into Yemen crisis

The growing violent conflict in Yemen between the Saudi Arabian-backed forces ranged against Houthi rebels who are supported by Iran is threatening stability in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

Salman Khan, a superstar Bollywood actor has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in India over a hit-and-run case he has been battling for over a decade

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Algeria lends support to Nepal following earthquake

The Government of Algeria has granted an emergency aid package to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake that struck the country five days ago

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Indian activists protest move to lower age for adult trials

Rights activists Thursday protested a move by the Indian cabinet to lower the age for trial as an adult from 18 to 16 for crimes considered “heinous.”

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Germans grin and bear strike by railway drivers

Germans grinned and bore a railway drivers’ strike for a second day Thursday, with a skeleton service still operating, driven by staff who belong to a rival union or are not unionized

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