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On June 18, 2024, huge demonstrations broke out in Kenya over the contested Finance Bill 2024. These protests initially intended to compel legislators to reject the bill, which featured provisions that would financially burden Kenyans. Unlike the previous protests against the Finance Bill 2023, this one had several distinguishing characteristics. Primarily, the country’s Gen Z youth spearheaded these [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday urged the Nigerian authorities to release and drop the charges against journalist Precious Eze Chukwunonso, the publisher of the privately owned outlet News Platform. Chukwunonso has been in detention for almost three weeks following a complaint about his reporting. Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s Africa Program Coordinator, called on [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Delhi police on Monday to end its investigation into three journalists from an Indian journalism platform named The Caravan. CPJ asked the police of India’s capital to investigate the people involved in attacks against the journalists during the 2020 Delhi riot. Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman [...]

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Nigerian authorities have failed the girls and young women who escaped Boko Haram captivity in northeastern Nigeria, according to an Amnesty International report released Sunday. Boko Haram, a violent Islamist organization based in the country’s northeastern region, has been locked in conflict with government forces for over a decade. The conflict has left a destructive [...]

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The Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) affirmed their support for the full membership of Palestine in the UN and all resolutions related to the Palestinian cause in international fora in a joint declaration released on Saturday. This declaration was a result of the extraordinary meeting of the D-8 Council of Ministers on the [...]

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Nigeria’s labour unions announced on Tuesday that they would officially pause an indefinite strike over minimum wages to conclude negotiations with the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) initiated the strike on Monday, spurred to action by a widespread cost of living crisis that has left witness [...]

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Senior UN Officials decried the “plight of civilians” resulting from conflict in 2023 as “resoundingly dire” on Tuesday, pointing out civilian suffering and disregard for international humanitarian and human rights law around the world. Their remarks coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions (GC), which the international community created in the aftermath [...]

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