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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh gives his July 22, 2015 speech where he pardoned more than 200 detainees from Mile 2 prison in Banjul
26/07/2015 - The Gambia

Recently released detainees fleeing Gambia to avoid re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police ...
US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn during meeting in New York, 25 September 2014
24/07/2015 - Ethiopia

Obama's visit to Ethiopia must extend relationship beyond security and business: activists

Rights activists and press freedom advocates are pushing US President Barack Obama to raise concerns over political space, press freedom and human rights in Ethiopia, ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa ...
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
12/07/2015 - MEXIco - FRANCE

Druglord's escape casts pall over Mexican president's France visit

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto headed for France for a four-day visit this weekend.
Thousands of migrants in the French city of Calais have relocated to a shantytown known as the "New Jungle", where they wait in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom.
07/07/2015 - FRANCE – UK

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel between France and Britain

French authorities were investigating the death of a migrant found in the tunnel under the English Channel after attempting to cross from France to the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Bereaved family shows photo of relatives killed during Burundi protest
06/07/2015 - Burundi

As regional summit calls for poll delay, rebel general says more violence on cards

A Burundian general who took part in a failed coup in May is promising further attacks if President Pierre Nkurunziza does not drop his plans for a third term in office.
French President François Hollande with Cameroon's Paul Biya on Friday
04/07/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE - NIGERIA

Hollande offers to host anti-Boko Haram summit on Cameroon visit

French President François Hollande has offered to host a summit of countries fighting Nigeria's Boko Haram armed Islamists on a visit to Cameroon.
Socialist activist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was taking flowers to the site of Tahrir Square killings when she was shot dead
03/07/2015 - Egypt

Coup, repression fail to stamp out Egyptian military's enemies

Friday 3 July marked the second anniversary of the military coup which toppled Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
Activists protested in Kabul on March 24 demanding justice for Farkhunda.
02/07/2015 - Afghanistan

Afghan woman killers' death sentences overturned

Human rights activists have expressed shock, disappointment and outrage over the appeal court’s decision in Afghanistan which on Wednesday overturned the death sentences of four men involved ...
Patriotic Front supporters cheer President Edgar Lungu's election victory
30/06/2015 - Zambia

Anti-graft campaigners urge appeal after ex-president acquitted

A court in Zambia acquitted on Monday ex-president Rupiah Banda, who had been accused of personally benefiting from an oil deal with Nigeria.
Burudians stand guard before a Bujumbura polling station
29/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundi polls open with grenade attack, boycott calls

Polling stations opened in Burundi on Monday with a grenade blast and electoral boycott calls, a stark reminder that the fractious elections are the latest round in a protest movement keen to prevent ...