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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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Gambia: Dozens Held Incommunicado, ‘Disappeared’

Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today

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African leaders urged to make AU effective

The people of Adweso in the Koforidua Municipality, have observed African Union Day with mass sports activities and aerobics, during which over 500 residents of the area took part in a two-hour walk and aerobics to improve their health

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Millions in Nigeria to lose cell phone services

Millions in Nigeria to lose cell phone services

The largest cell phone service provider in Nigeria announced Saturday that services to millions of customers will be interrupted if fuel shortage in the country continues

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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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‘ECOWAS will prioritise job creation,’President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would in the coming years focus on job creation in the sub- region

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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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ECOWAS postpones 40th anniversary event

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday announced the postponement of the 40th Anniversary event which was scheduled for May 28, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria

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Africa must take advantage of the Suez Canal – MENA

Khaled Ghobashy, Director in charge of International Relations at the Middle East News Agency (MENA), on Tuesday challenged African countries to take advantage of the prospects of the Suez Canal to transform their local economies

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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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Prioritize investment in Youth – African Leaders told

Dr Samia Abbas, Secretary-General of the Union of African Journalists, on Monday urged Africa Heads of State, to make investment in the youth a major priority

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Egypt to open information offices across Africa

Mr Salah A. El-Sadek, Chairman, State of Information Service of Egypt, has said the country is opening more information offices across Africa

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African leaders participate in Russia’s Victory Day event

Three African leaders from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt were among the invited global personalities who witnessed this year’s Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany during the World War II in Europe

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CAR: New disarmament accord must support drive for justice

The disarmament agreement between rival armed groups and the government in the Central African Republic (CAR) must support efforts to ensure justice for crimes under international law and must not allow impunity, Amnesty International said today

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AfDB launches report on energy sector in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched its first “Development Effectiveness Review,” report focusing on the energy sector at its headquarters in Abidjan