Category: Africa

NANHRI Empowers Public Officials to Fight Torture

NANHRI Workshop Yaounde

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions, NANHRI, has trained Officials from various National Human Rights Institutions in Africa to protect the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. This was during a two-day workshop that ended in Yaounde

Cameroon under pressure from Boko Haram

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Cameroon’s military are battling cross-border raids by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram, as the BBC’s Thomas Fessy found out when he joined soldiers on a patrol. A soldier is standing on the back of a flatbed pick-up truck leading

African Union welcomes new Burkina Faso leader

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Addis Ababa (AFP) – The African Union on Monday welcomed the appointment of career diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president following the ousting of its veteran leader. AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the people of the west African

Cameroon Human Rights Report 2013: Yaounde, Douala Traders’ Artificial Ripening of Plantain Causes Cancer

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Traders in Yaounde and Douala have allegedly been using “Mat”, a growth regulator acting on the colour of fruits to ripen plantain and sell to the population. The chemical, approved for farming and not for use after harvest, has a

Equatorial Guinea Grants Concessions To Political Parties

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Government and political actors agreed on key points during dialogue sessions. The political landscape in Equatorial Guinea will soon witness a veritable hustle and bustle as the government and political actors have reached an agreement on key issues that favour

Nigeria army ‘recaptures Mubi from Boko Haram’

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The Nigerian army has recaptured the north-eastern town of Mubi from militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the state governor has said. A resident of the town confirmed this to the BBC, saying he had seen the bodies of many Boko

Douala International Airport: Fire Consumes Cargo Terminal

Cameroon Airport

FIRE HAS COMPLETELY CONSUMED A SEGMENT OF THE CARGO TERMINAL OF THE DOUALA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THIS TUESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT 4AM. The fire which started on the first floor of the one-storey later razed-off all the office materials and

Ballon D’or Africain 2014 : Trois Lions Indomptables En Course

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ERIC-MAXIM CHOUPO MOTING, VINCENT ABOUBAKAR ET STÉPHANE MBIA ETOUNDI FONT PARTIE DES 25 JOUEURS RETENUS PAR LA CONFÉDÉRATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL Liste des 25 nominés : – Ahmed Musa (Nigeria, CSKA Moscou) – Asamoah Gyan (Ghana, Al Ain) – Dame

Nigeria school blast in Potiskum kills dozens

Boko Haram

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. A suicide bomber dressed as a student is believed to have caused the blast at

Chad Takes Pre-emptive Measures Aigainst Boko Haram Incursions

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The authorities have prohibited navigation in Chari, Logone Rivers as well as in Lake Chad. Chadian security forces have embarked on patrols in the waters of Rivers Chari, Logone and Lake Chad and meticulous control of vehicles entering the country