Emmanuel Macron’s Visit to Mauritania – Fighting Terrorism but At What Price?

[HRW] On July 2 and 3, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Mauritania for the African Union summit, followed by an official visit. This is the first time since 1997 that a French president will visit this country in the Sahel. With the Mauritanian president…

[HRW] On July 2 and 3, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Mauritania for the African Union summit, followed by an official visit. This is the first time since 1997 that a French president will visit this country in the Sahel. With the Mauritanian presidential election just a year away, there is little doubt that the ruling party will capitalize politically on this visit. So why not take advantage of this trip to demonstrate, in a concrete way, France's commitment to freedom of expression and rejection of the death p

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Repression Persists As Election Deadline Nears

[HRW] (Kinshasa) – Government repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months before scheduled elections has heightened concerns of widespread political violence. On June 23, 2018, the Catholic Church’s Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) said i…

[HRW] (Kinshasa) - Government repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months before scheduled elections has heightened concerns of widespread political violence. On June 23, 2018, the Catholic Church's Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) said in a letter to the African Union that it was preparing new protests and described a "total crisis of confidence" in the electoral process and the risks of "a certain and generalized chaos."

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

UN’s Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection

[HRW] The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mis…

[HRW] The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Inhumane Treatment of Migrants

[HRW] Algeria has deported thousands of men, women, and children since January 2018 to Niger and Mali in inhumane conditions, and in many cases without considering their legal status in Algeria or their individual vulnerabilities, Human Rights Watch said.

[HRW] Algeria has deported thousands of men, women, and children since January 2018 to Niger and Mali in inhumane conditions, and in many cases without considering their legal status in Algeria or their individual vulnerabilities, Human Rights Watch said.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Fully Probe Anti-Mining Protesters’ Deaths

[HRW] The Gambian authorities should thoroughly investigate the alleged excessive use of force by police causing the deaths of two anti-sand mining demonstrators on June 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The Gambian gov…

[HRW] The Gambian authorities should thoroughly investigate the alleged excessive use of force by police causing the deaths of two anti-sand mining demonstrators on June 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The Gambian government should accelerate the reforms needed to ensure that government security forces have the supervision, training, and equipment needed to police demonstrations in accordance with international human rights standards.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Runtown in Fresh Trouble, Faces Possible Jail Term

[Vanguard] Nigerian singer, Runtown is once again in trouble with the law as his estranged label, Eric Many has once again dragged him to court in a fresh case of contempt of court after Runtown released a new song despite a court order against him.

[Vanguard] Nigerian singer, Runtown is once again in trouble with the law as his estranged label, Eric Many has once again dragged him to court in a fresh case of contempt of court after Runtown released a new song despite a court order against him.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malawi Court Jails Woman for Stealing Baby

[Nyasa Times] Ntcheu first grade magistrate court on Monday convicted and sentenced a 32 year old woman to five years Imprisonment with Hard Labour for stealing a day old baby at Ntcheu District Hospital.

[Nyasa Times] Ntcheu first grade magistrate court on Monday convicted and sentenced a 32 year old woman to five years Imprisonment with Hard Labour for stealing a day old baby at Ntcheu District Hospital.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Moyale to Host Wanderers On Malawi Independence Day

[Nyasa Times] As part of Independence Day celebrations on July 6 this Friday, Moyale Barracks Football Club will be hosting TNM Super League defending champions in a friendly which Moyale Coach Charles Kamanga says is important for both sides.

[Nyasa Times] As part of Independence Day celebrations on July 6 this Friday, Moyale Barracks Football Club will be hosting TNM Super League defending champions in a friendly which Moyale Coach Charles Kamanga says is important for both sides.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Ministers Who Lost At DPP Convention Pledge Support to Party

[Nyasa Times] Four Cabinet ministers who failed to win any position at elective national convention of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have pledged to continue supporting the party and back President Peter Mutharika in 2019 Tripartite Ele…

[Nyasa Times] Four Cabinet ministers who failed to win any position at elective national convention of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have pledged to continue supporting the party and back President Peter Mutharika in 2019 Tripartite Elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi