Africa

Algeria proposes UN action to stop military offensive in Rafah

Algeria proposes UN action to stop military offensive in Rafah

Algeria on Tuesday proposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that demands a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the release of all hostages held by Hamas and essentially orders Israel to “immediately halt its military offensive” in Rafah. Algeria’s U.N. Ambassador Amar Bendjama said earlier on Tuesday – after a …

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Woman jailed 5-years for trafficking young girls into prostitution

Woman jailed 5-years for trafficking young girls into prostitution

A Nigerian commercial sex worker has been sentenced to five years imprisonment in hard labor for trafficking young girls into prostitution in Konongo in the Ashanti region, Ghana. According to police prosecution, “the accused person has been trafficking young girls from Nigeria to Konongo, exploited  them in prostitution, with some …

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Burkina Faso’s military leader to stay in power for five more years

Burkina Faso's military leader to stay in power for five more years

Burkina Faso’s military authorities announced they would extend their rule for another five years, following a national consultation meeting in the capital, Ouagadougou. The president of the transition, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, may also run in the next presidential election, indicates the public channel. When he took power in a coup …

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Amnesty International reacts after deadly raid on Nigeria’s village

Amnesty International reacts after deadly raid on Nigeria's village

Rights organization Amnesty International has reacted after a raid by suspected Islamists in the village of Kuchi in Niger state, central Nigeria. The raid occured on Friday and resulted in the deaths of 10 people and the kidnapping of 160 others, mostly women and children. Amnesty International expressed “deep concern” …

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