South Sudan: Violence Threatens Fragile Peace Deal

South Sudan: Violence Threatens Fragile Peace Deal

JUBA, 29 July 2021 – Continued and worsening violence threatens a fragile peace deal in South Sudan, according to international monitors. The Djibouti-based IGAD (Inter-Governmental Agency for Development) deployed the monitors after parties to the conflict...
South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

JUBA, 28 July 2021 – The UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed deep concern over a spike of extrajudicial executions in Africa’s youngest nation. People accused of crimes must have a right to have their day in court before any punishment can be meted out...
Tanzania: Opposition Leader Accused of Terrorism

Tanzania: Opposition Leader Accused of Terrorism

DAR ES SALAAM, 28 July 2021 – Detained Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been charged with terrorism-related crimes, according to reports and a tweet by his party. The opposition Chadema party confirmed Monday on Twitter that its leader was facing...
Nigeria: Yoruba Separatist Leader Arrested in Benin

Nigeria: Yoruba Separatist Leader Arrested in Benin

COTONOU, 26 July 2021 – The leader of the Yoruba separatist movement in Nigeria, Sunday Igboho Adeyemo, has been return to Nigeria to face charges that include treason and terrorism. Igboho was arrested in neighboring Republic of Benin at the airport in the port city...
Mali: Man Who Tried to Stab Junta Leader Dies

Mali: Man Who Tried to Stab Junta Leader Dies

BAMAKO, 26 July 2021 – The man accused of trying to stab the junta leader in Mali, Assimi Goita, has died in a hospital where he was under guard. A government statement said the man’s health deteriorated while he was in custody and that he died in hospital where he...
Nigeria: Police Arrest 12 People at Protest

Nigeria: Police Arrest 12 People at Protest

ABUJA, 26 July 2021 – At least a dozen people have been arrested for protesting Monday outside the High Court in Abuja, capital of Nigeria. The protesters gathered ahead of the planned appearance before the court of the pro-Biafra leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who faces a...
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