West Africa

West Africa

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:16:48 GMT
Guinea: Fear of Further Crackdown As Constitutional Poll Nears
[HRW] Guinea's government should respect freedom of assembly and ensure security force discipline in advance of the March 1, 2020 constitutional referendum, Human Rights Watch said today. The referendum on a new constitution could clear the way for P...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:00:03 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria Ranks Bottom Six Globally in Child Welfare - UNICEF Report
[Premium Times] Nigeria currently ranks in the bottom 10 globally in measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition, a report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has shown.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 06:42:40 GMT
Cameroon: After Polls, Women on the Front Line to Hold the Country Together
[East African] When Gladys Mbuya spoke at the African Peer Review Mechanism meeting in Kigali, her voice shook. She described her life as an internally displaced person in the violence ravaging her country, Cameroon. Her pre-conflict status in life s...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 06:12:26 GMT
Nigeria: Lassa Fever Spreads to Lagos
[Vanguard] Lagos has recorded a case of Lassa fever currently raging in 19 other states in the country. Announcing the development on Wednesday morning, the State

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:55:56 GMT
Nigeria: U.S. Gives Nigeria Conditions for Review of Visa Ban Policy
[Vanguard] Abuja -The United States government has given the federal government conditions under which the recent visa policy affecting six countries, including Nigeria, could be reviewed.