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‘Haftar forces involved in crushing Libya

Forces loyal to Putist General Khalifa Haftar detain at least nine "peaceful protesters", Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Those arrested were among about 30 people protesting last month in Sirte, the ousted dictator Moammar Gaddafi's hometown. Amnesty International said in a statement that it had called on international and local authorities to compensate victims of NATO airstrikes during the 2011 uprising that overthrew Gaddafi. The detention of several protesters and a Libyan TV reporter who…

“They raped and starved us”: Surviving details

Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray War and subjected some to sexual slavery and mutilation, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. Based on interviews with 63 survivors, the report sheds new light on a scourge already being investigated by Ethiopian law enforcement officials, with at least three soldiers convicted and 25 others charged. Some survivors said they had been raped while held captive for weeks on end. Others described being…

At least 115 killed in strike in Nigeria:

Nigerian security forces used excessive force and killed more than 115 people in a military attack on separatist agitators in the restless southeastern part of the country, the international human rights organization said on Thursday. Violence has flared up in Nigeria's southeastern states this year, claiming the lives of at least 127 police officers or members of the security services, according to police. About twenty police stations and election commission offices have been attacked, according to…

Tigrayans caught in arbitrary arrests in

Ethiopia continues to carry out arbitrary detentions against dozens of ethnic Tigrayans in the country's capital Addis Ababa and elsewhere, as rebels regained control of the war-torn Tigray capital last month, Amnesty International said on Friday. The detainees have included activists and journalists, and some have been beaten and transported hundreds of kilometers from the capital, Amnesty said. The total number is likely to be in the hundreds, many of which are unknown, Amnesty said. Prime Minister…

Amnesty emphasizes extremist war crimes in

Extremists, government forces and a "private militia" supporting authority have indiscriminately killed hundreds of civilians in Mozambique's troubled northeastern region, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. Violence perpetrated by armed Islamists in the gas-rich province of Cabo Delgado has left at least 2,600 people dead since 2017, about half of them civilians, according to a non-governmental organization called Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED), Agence France- Press (AFP)…

Eritrean troops killed hundreds of Ethiopians in

Eritrean soldiers fighting across the border in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in a massacre last year in a likely crime against humanity, Amnesty International said on Friday. The rights guard spoke to survivors of the atrocities and used satellite images to bring together the bloody events of November last year in the ancient city of Axum in a new report. "The evidence is convincing and points to an incredible conclusion. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops committed several…

The African Union condemns ‘sturdy’ lethal violence in Nigeria

The African Union on Thursday strongly condemned lethal violence in Nigeria's largest metropolis, Lagos, and referred to as on all events to "privilege dialogue". African Union Fee President Moussa Faki Mahamat "strongly condemns the violence that erupted on October 20, 2020 throughout protests in Lagos, Nigeria which have resulted in a number of deaths and…

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