Nigeria

19.07.2018

The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. »

02.06.2017

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

We contacted Ace Nnorom, a British lecturer in public and international law, to understand what are the reasons behind the new secessionist flame to restore the Nation of Biafra. Mr Nnorom opened up and told Pressenza Italy about the crisis in IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu and his business partner Uchenna Alphonsus Okafor-Mefor. »

25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

25.02.2017

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “very concerned” after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum. As of February 17, more than 61,000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but… »

24.09.2016

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Human Wrongs Watch Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria. By Hélène Caux* GWOZA, Nigeria,  23 September 2016 (UNHCR)  – After Nigerian forces liberated this once thriving… »

06.08.2016

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Rebuilding the Lives of Girls and Women after Boko Haram

Human Wrongs Watch 1 August 2016 (UN Women)* – More than 2,000 girls and women have been abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria. The international community continues to advocate for their safe return. But after the girls are back, what happens to them?… »

27.12.2015

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

 The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian–Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra. The conflict was the result of… »

25.01.2015

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed… »

21.01.2015

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund on 20 January 2015 warned, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection… »

17.01.2015

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

Human Wrongs Watch Children growing up in Nigeria’s crisis-riven northeast are in desperate need of protection from relentless violence, on 16 January 2015 said Leila Zerrougui, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, as she wrapped up a weeklong visit in the country. On a day… »

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