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Al Jazeera Journalist Regains Freedom

CAIRO, Egypt (1 February 2015) - Aljazeera's Peter Greste, arrested and imprisoned by Egyptian Government has gained freedom after spending 400 days in jail. A statement by the Egyptian Interior Ministry said it had been "decided to…

Sudan: Rebels Free UN Aid Workers

KHARTOUM, Sudan (1 February 2015) - Six aid workers kidnapped by Sudan rebels in South Kordofan region of the country have been released by their captors. Spokesperson of Sudan's Foreign Ministry, Betina Zhoteva announced on Sunday.…

South African Apartheid-era Commander Gets Parole

An apartheid-era commander in South Africa, Eugene De Kock has been granted parole having spent 20 years in prison. De Kock, 66, was sentenced in 1996 to two life terms in prison and a further 212 years for the crimes he committed. He…

Nigeria Loses Voter Cards to Thieves

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (31 January 2015) - Nigeria says over 14,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) on distribution to eligible voters for use in the February general elections have been stolen in Rivers State, south-south of the country.…

Activists Promote Freedom of Information in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (30 January 2015) – Amidst low understanding of the provisions of Freedom of Information Act among Nigerians, a Civil Rights activist, Abel Adejor is urging Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country to take the lead…

4 Killed in Nigerian Village Attack

From Mohammad Ibrahim KADUNA, Nigeria (29/01/2015) - Police in Nigeria have confirmed the killing of 4 persons in Zangon Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria in a cow rustling incidence. Police spokesman in Kaduna,…

Strike Paralyses Health Services in Nigeria

By Iliya Kure A strike by health workers has left public hospitals in Nigeria closed, denying citizens access to basic health care services – this has paralyzed and compounded challenges to the fragile health system in Africa’s biggest…

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