NIGERIA
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Nigeria holds presidential elections amid violence
March 28, 2015
Nigeria held its presidential and gubernatorial elections Saturday in spite of violent attacks against voters by Boko Haram. The elections, originally scheduled for February 14, were postponed as Nigeria attempted to eradicate Boko Haram after reports that the group had acquired military-grade weap....... [more]

HRW: Boko Haram has killed more than 1,000 civilians in 2015
March 27, 2015
More than 1,000 civilians have been killed so far in 2015 at the hands of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. According to HRW, "Boko Haram fighters have deliberately attacked villages and committed mass killings and abductions as their attacks have spread fr....... [more]

UN report: girls facing violence for seeking education
February 9, 2015
Girls have been attacked in at least 70 countries for seeking education, according to a new UN report released Monday. The report states, "he educational rights of girls and women are often targeted due to the fact that they represent a challenge to existing gender and age-based systems of oppressio....... [more]

ICC lawyer, activist accuse Nigeria presidential candidate of inciting violence
January 23, 2015
At a news conference before the Associated Press on Thursday, activist Yunana Shibkau and Goran Sluiter, an attorney for the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced they have video evidence of 2015 Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari instigating and inciting violence after he los....... [more]

UN Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks
January 20, 2015
The UN Security Council on Monday condemned attacks by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and called for an end to terrorist attacks and release of abducted child soldiers. The hostilities include mass killings, destruction of civilian homes and suicide bombings where children where indu....... [more]

Six drug smugglers executed in Indonesia
January 18, 2015
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, Malawi....... [more]

UN rights office condemns mass killings by Boko Haram in Nigeria
January 15, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday condemned the recent violence in the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria committed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The release states that Boko Haram has been operating in this town since Janua....... [more]

Amnesty releases satellite images of Nigeria attacks
January 15, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) released satellite images Thursday that allegedly show the destruction of more than 3,700 buildings in the Nigerian towns of Baga and Doron Baga. The Nigerian government claims the death toll from these attacks, carried out by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, is around....... [more]

Royal Dutch Shell agrees to $84 million settlement for 2008 Niger Delta oil spills
January 7, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) on Wednesday reached a settlement in a lawsuit concerning the Niger Delta oil spills of 2008. The settlement, totaling USD $84 million, will be divided between 15,600 individuals who will receive $3,300 each as compensation for losses caused by the spills. The remaining $30....... [more]

Nigeria court sentences 54 soldiers to death
December 19, 2014
A Nigerian court martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, their lawyer, Nigerian human rights activist Femi Falana, stated on Thursday. The soldiers were found guilty of mutiny while fighting the insurgent Boko Haram Islamist group, in which the soldiers refused to assist in recapturing t....... [more]

Rights group asks ICC to investigate Nigeria presidential candidate
December 15, 2014
The Nigerian human rights group Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice (NCDJ) on Monday urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and charge presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari for post-election violence in 2011. The NCDJ alleged the violence, during which more than 800 p....... [more]




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