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Nigerian court orders journalist facing false reporting charge to be detained

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Nigerian authorities to release a detained journalist accused of false reporting. A judge ordered the journalist to be detained on charges of “breach of public peace” and false reporting over an article he wrote for the daily, Vanguard. “Nigerian authorities should drop all charges […]

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Red Cross evacuates employees from South Sudan’s Unity state

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has evacuated its workers and dozens of patients from Maiwut county in South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity state, as the security situation continues to deteriorate. The ICRS said the decision followed ongoing military hostilities between pro-government forces and rebels loyal to the country’s former […]

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AFRIPOL holds first general assembly

JOHANNESBURG, May 19 (ANA) – The First General Assembly of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) was held in Algiers, Algeria, from May 14 to 16 May 2017, the African Union Commission for Peace and Security reported in a Thursday press release. The General Assembly is the supreme technical and deliberative organ of […]