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ICC Prosecutor Opens Preliminary Probe Into Crimes Against Rohingya

ICC Prosecutor Opens Preliminary Probe Into Crimes Against Rohingya

  The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a preliminary investigation into Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya that triggered the minority group’s mass exodus to Bangladesh, the chief prosecutor said on Tuesday. The examination will look at a range of allegations against Myanmar’s security forces, including the killing of Rohingya civilians, sexual violence, forced disappearance, destruction […]

Nigeria: Committee Wants Speedy Passage Of Child Rights Act In Gombe

  By Ahmad Umar Stakeholders on Child welfare in Gombe State, north-east of the country have urged the government not to delay the passage of Child Rights Act into law. The Act which was adopted by the Nigerian Government in 2003, allows various State governments to domesticate same based on their peculiar situations. Speaking at […]

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Nigeria Committee Wants Speedy Passage Of Child Right Act in Gombe

By Ahmad Umar, Gombe (Nigeria), Stakeholders on Child welfare in Gombe State, north-east of the country have urged the government not to delay the passage of Child Right Act  into law The Act which was adopted by the Nigerian Government in 2003, allows various State governments to domesticate to their peculiar situation. Speaking at a […]

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South Africa To Hold Series Of Dialogues On Women’s Issues

  Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, says the department will, for the remainder of the month of August, host a series of dialogues that are aimed at championing women’s issues. The Minister on Tuesday said dialogues will be held for men wherein they will be asked to describe a woman’s standing […]

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Nigeria: Children Home Ex-Students Accuse Director Of Sexual Assault

  By Amos Tauna Ex -Students of an orphanage home, Stephens Children Home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest of the country have accused the Director, Rev. Isaac Oluwole Newton  Wusu of dehumanisation, molestation and abuse. They alleged that Rev Wusu who is their guardian torments and violates their fundamental human right under the disguise of sponsorship and […]

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Nigeria: Journalists Union To Mediate Management, NAN Staff Industrial Dispute

  Lagos State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has promised to mediate in the industrial dispute between unions in the News Agency of Nigeria and the management. Chairman of the council, Qasim Akinreti said this on Tuesday in Lagos during the council’s Media Tour to NAN Lagos office. He said the NUJ […]

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Nigeria Estimated Billing: Electricity Consumers Laud FG’s Directive To Distribution Companies

Some electricity consumers in Lagos on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government’s directive that the Distribution Companies should stop estimated billing and provide meters for their customers. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the directive would reduce the exploitation and bring sanity to the power sector. NAN reports that the […]

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South Africa’s Illegal Abortion Rate Alarmingly High – Conference

  Despite the fact that abortion is legal in South Africa, it is estimated that between 52% and 58% of the estimated 260 000 abortions that take place in South Africa every year are illegal. This came up during the Abortion and Reproductive Justice Conference underway in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape. The Department of […]

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