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27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi in…

Who: The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Ethiopia and Permanent Mission to the African Union
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The overall purpose of this annual commemoration is to continuously awaken greater awareness of the African peoples and the international community about the value of life and humanity and to renew our collective commitment to protect and uphold fundamental human rights. readmore

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Boko Haram: Women, Girls Randomly Raped in IDPs Camps…

Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has said that women and girls in the Boko-Haram infested Northeast are randomly raped in exchange for food and water. The Project said that the incidences occurred mostly in the host communities and the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camps located in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe States, and Abuja, the federal capital territory. readmore

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Brutality Against Women and Girls Needs…

Boko Haram fighters targeted women and girls with rape and other sexual violence, amounting to war crimes, during recent raids in northeast Nigeria, new research by Amnesty International has revealed. In February and March 2021, Amnesty International interviewed 22 people in a cluster of villages in northern Borno State that Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked since late 2019. readmore 

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On Religion: Cries for Help Continue From Christians in…

Another day, with yet another funeral. Catholics in Nigeria have buried many priests and believers killed in their country’s brutal wars over land, cattle, honor and religion. But this was the first time Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Sokoto Diocese had preached at the funeral of a seminarian. readmore

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Nigeria Joins UK to Nominate Dapo Akande for UN…

Nigerian-born Dapo Akande, a professor of public international law at the University of Oxford, has been nominated as the UK and Nigeria’s candidate for the International Law Commission (ILC). The ILC was established by the UN general assembly in 1947 to undertake its mandate. It is a body of experts responsible for helping develop and codify international law. readmore

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Boko Haram: CSOs Call for New Strategies in the…

The state Chairman, Network of Civil Society Organisations, Amb. Ahmed Shehu, made the call on Sunday in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri. Shehu said based on their interactions with the people of Borno, the military had done very well in degrading the insurgents, but that new strategies have become necessary. “There is no denial to the fact that successes have been recorded in recent times. We urge the Nigerian Armed Forces to re-strategies in their approach to countering terrorism and securing the lives and properties of the citizens as enshrined in the constitution,” he said. readmore

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Launches Fresh Attack in Gwoza Town

Maiduguri — Fleeing residents of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state have revealed that armed Boko Haram sect have on Sunday night launched an attack on the town with fear of severe casualties. Gwoza is one of the Council areas declared as Boko Haram caliphate until it was liberated. The incident according to sources started at about 10pm with heavy sounds of gunshots and explosions from the side of the terrorists and security operatives. readmore

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Six Nigerians Convicted in UAE for Funding Boko Haram…

Six Nigerian nationals were convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding Boko Haram in 2019, according to Daily Trust. This was disclosed on Monday in an exclusive report by Daily Trust. The media platform revealed that the Nigerians were responsible for laundering the sum of $782, 000 between 2015 and 2016. readmore

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Repentant Boko Haram Member Responsible For Army Colonel, Bako’s…

Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has called on the Nigerian Government to stop granting amnesty to so called repentant terrorists. Ndume made this known shortly after the budget defence session of the Nigerian Army. According to the Borno lawmaker, a repentant Boko Haram member was responsible for the murder of Colonel D.C. Bako, one of the commanders of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. readmore