US Calls for Free Elections in Liberia

[Observer] The United States Congress this week passed a resolution calling for free, fair and peaceful elections in Liberia come the October polls. The resolution was introduced by Senator Christopher Andrew Coons of Delaware and Senator Cory Anthony …

[Observer] The United States Congress this week passed a resolution calling for free, fair and peaceful elections in Liberia come the October polls. The resolution was introduced by Senator Christopher Andrew Coons of Delaware and Senator Cory Anthony Booker from New Jersey.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Rival Governments, Armed Militias Threaten Stability

[VOA] The U.N. Human Rights Office warns rival governments and armed militias in Libya are in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws and their abusive actions threaten the stability of the country. The U.N. Human Rights Council i…

[VOA] The U.N. Human Rights Office warns rival governments and armed militias in Libya are in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws and their abusive actions threaten the stability of the country. The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva is reviewing a report on the situation.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Yaounde Seals Border as Fresh Violence Escalates

[VOA] Business activity has come to a standstill as Cameroon has sealed its northern border with the troubled Central African Republic following escalating violence in the neighboring country. Cameroon says several of its citizens have been kidnapped a…

[VOA] Business activity has come to a standstill as Cameroon has sealed its northern border with the troubled Central African Republic following escalating violence in the neighboring country. Cameroon says several of its citizens have been kidnapped and taken to C.A.R. by armed groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Amnesty International, Others Should Testify

[Vanguard] WE are baffled that Amnesty International, AI, a highly reputable international human rights watchdog, has continued to pass up golden opportunities to present proofs of its serial accusations of human rights abuses against the Nigerian mili…

[Vanguard] WE are baffled that Amnesty International, AI, a highly reputable international human rights watchdog, has continued to pass up golden opportunities to present proofs of its serial accusations of human rights abuses against the Nigerian military.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Nigeria Must Restructure – Nwabueze

[Vanguard] Chairman of The Patriots and Project Nigeria Movement, PNT, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has said Nigeria is a federation in name and not in practice and called for the restructuring of the country to reflect its true status to ensure a new begin…

[Vanguard] Chairman of The Patriots and Project Nigeria Movement, PNT, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has said Nigeria is a federation in name and not in practice and called for the restructuring of the country to reflect its true status to ensure a new beginning.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Human Rights Improve, Big Challenges Remain

[VOA] A report finds significant improvement is being made in human rights in Somalia, but it notes huge challenges to continued progress, compounded by conflict, drought and poverty, remain to be overcome.

[VOA] A report finds significant improvement is being made in human rights in Somalia, but it notes huge challenges to continued progress, compounded by conflict, drought and poverty, remain to be overcome.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

At Least 7 Killed in Mogadishu Car Bombing

[VOA] Somali security officials say a car bomb blast in the capital has killed at least seven people. A spokesman for the Mogadishu administration, Abdifatah Omar Halane, told VOA that a car exploded Thursday near a busy bus stop in Hamarweyne District.

[VOA] Somali security officials say a car bomb blast in the capital has killed at least seven people. A spokesman for the Mogadishu administration, Abdifatah Omar Halane, told VOA that a car exploded Thursday near a busy bus stop in Hamarweyne District.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia