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Gambians await justice plan for Jammeh victims

The Gambia’s attorney general and the justice minister will on Wednesday unveil plans on how the country will implement recommendations of a commission of inquiry that investigated human rights abuses under former President Yahya Jammeh.

Tanzania leader: I’ve outperformed male presidents

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu says she has in some circumstances handled the country’s top office better than other male presidents before her. The Tanzanian president said she faced challenges of mistrust during her first days in

Executions spiked in Iran in Saudi Arabia in 2021 –…

There was a worrying rise in executions in 2021 as Covid-19 restrictions were eased, Amnesty International says, with spikes seen in Iran and Saudi Arabia. A report by the human rights group says at least 579 executions were known to

Ukraine war is a global concern, Biden tells allies

The world is "navigating a dark hour in our shared history" with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden told key Asian allies. The war has now become a "global issue" underscoring the importance of defending international

Nigerian police probe beheading of state MP

Police in Nigeria are investigating the beheading of a local MP in the south-eastern state of Anambra barely a week after gunmen kidnapped him along with an aide. The discovery of Okechukwu Okoye's mutilated body over the weekend has

‘Extremely difficult’ situation in the east –…

The situation in Ukraine's eastern Donbas remained "extremely difficult" as the Russian army was trying to advance towards the cities of Slovyansk and Severodonetsk, President Zelensky said in his regular evening address to the nation last

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