Fire Razes Yabatech Hostel, Injures 7

[Premium Times] No fewer than seven students are being treated for injuries after an early morning fire razed a female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, on Wednesday.

[Premium Times] No fewer than seven students are being treated for injuries after an early morning fire razed a female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ilorin Prisons Riots Caused By Frustrated Inmates – Govt

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the riot at Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State, which resulted in the death of six inmates on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the riot at Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State, which resulted in the death of six inmates on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Safe Haven No More in the Country

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan’s long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan’s civil war has turned th…

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan's long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan's civil war has turned this once-peaceful town upside down.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

New Abuse of Civilians by Both Sides

[HRW] Nairobi -Government and rebel forces in and around South Sudan’s southern town of Yei have committed serious abuses against civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses include killings, rapes, and arbitrary arrests by go…

[HRW] Nairobi -Government and rebel forces in and around South Sudan's southern town of Yei have committed serious abuses against civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses include killings, rapes, and arbitrary arrests by government forces and abductions by rebels. The abuses Human Rights Watch documented in Yei are just the latest example of attacks on civilians by both sides in the current conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

KCB Eyes Rwandan Farmers With U.S.$1.38 Million IFC Financing

[East African] The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest $1.38 million in KCB Rwanda to boost lending to small scale farmers and improve their land’s productivity.

[East African] The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest $1.38 million in KCB Rwanda to boost lending to small scale farmers and improve their land's productivity.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Top Official Threatens Civil Society Activist At Hague Court

[Daily Maverick] In a brazen breach of diplomatic protocol, a top adviser to Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened civil society activist Gladwell Otieno on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court gathering in The Hague. The venue, iron…

[Daily Maverick] In a brazen breach of diplomatic protocol, a top adviser to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened civil society activist Gladwell Otieno on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court gathering in The Hague. The venue, ironically, was a panel discussion on how states can protect human rights defenders. And while onlookers were horrified at the attempted intimidation, none was surprised. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya