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Use Snail Mail To Thwart Spies, Assange Tells Journalists

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has urged journalists to use regular postal services to thwart government spying. “My recommendation, for people who don’t have 10 years’ experience in cryptography, is to return to old methods (and) use the traditional postal service,” Assange said in an interview published Saturday. “Journalists are treated by intelligence services as spies,” […]

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Nigeria: Rapists To Serve 14 Years Imprisonment, Without A Fine Option

By Longtong Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Considering reports of rise in rape cases, Kano state government in Northwest Nigeria, has finally put a 14 years jail term without a fine option as minimum punishment for rapists in the state, while the maximum punishment to be served is life imprisonment. Kano state Solicitor, Mukthar Daneji, stated […]

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Nigerian Police Strengthens Partnership with IPAS

By longtong Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigerian Police Commission has promised to improve on its existing partnership with IPAS – A non-governmental organization which focuses on promoting women’s rights and ensuring justice for victims of gender crimes. The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase reiterated this when the IPAS delegation led by its Country Director, Dr. […]

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Nigerian Army In Battle To Save Image On Respect For Human Rights

Kaduna (Nigeria) – A picture of Nigerian soldiers maltreating a suspected thief in the front page of a newspaper and widely circulated on the social media has caused a concern in the military ranks, leading the identifying the perpetrators of the act for punitive measure. A statement by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukansheka […]

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Almost 2000 Ghanaian women raped last year

Available statistics show that a total of 1,296 girls in the country were defiled, while 335 other women also got raped, last year. In all, 17,778 gender-related abuses were recorded by the Police Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU). Mrs. Christiana Ankamah, Ashanti Regional Director of the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry, who […]

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Kenya: Unions Differ On Planned Third Term Strike Over Pay Increment

Mombasa (Kenya) – Two rival unions have differed over a strike scheduled for next term to protest the Teachers’ Service Commission’s appeal against a salary increase. While the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has asked its members not to be in school after the August holidays, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers (Kuppet) […]

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Group Protests Confinement Of Gambian Journalist

By Longtong Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – The PEN Africa Network (PAN) has asked the Gambian President, Yahaya Jameh to facilitate the release of Aboulle Cessay, a Gambian radio Journalist, who has been in the custody of the security agents for over a week. The group which protests the continued secret confinement of the journalist urged […]

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Five Injured As Police Disperse Youth Protest In Northern Nigeria

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Police in Kaduna, northern Nigeria Monday used live bullets and tear gas to disperse youths protesting the appointment of Hadiza Yahuza as caretaker chairman of Chikun Local Government Area of the State. The youth on Thursday protested to the state House of Assembly against her appointment and requested that an indigene of […]

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