Nigeria

02.03.2021

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are “now safe.” Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year. Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have… »

16.01.2021

How Will Africa Remember Donald Trump? Here Is How.

How Will Africa Remember Donald Trump? Here Is How.

Viewpoint by Azu Ishiekwene The writer is the Managing Director/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview magazine based in Abuja, Nigeria. US President Donald Trump may have lost re-election but he would be escorted out of the White House on January 19 night with a special prize: Africa’s worst friend in modern times. Not that… »

01.01.2021

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Helicopters in the United States. Bullets in Nigeria. Security forces in Belarus. Water cannon in Thailand. Countries around the world sought to quash peaceful protest in 2020, before and after the pandemic, but people seeking freedom and demanding change took to the streets to defend their rights. #BlackLivesMatter trended across… »

20.12.2020

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

The UN chief on Friday welcomed the release of more than 300 schoolboys forcibly taken from their school in northwest Nigeria a week ago, although others reportedly remain missing. After the release of the boys kidnapped by armed men from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara,… »

26.10.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: The Trump administration cannot find the parents of 545 children it separated; HRW documented Azerbaijan using banned weapons; justice served in Greece as the leadership of the neo-Nazi GoldenDawn party was sent to jail; and… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

06.08.2020

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

In a ceremony hosted by ICAN and chaired by Elayne Whyte Gomez, the Costa Rican diplomat who steered the negotiations of the ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, three more countries announced their ratification: Ireland, Nigeria and the pacific island state of Niue. In her opening remarks, Whyte… »

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,… »

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