Burkina Faso, west Africa’s linchpin, is losing its war on terror

THE CAPPUCCINO patisserie in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, offers freshly baked croissants and that rare delicacy in west Africa, a decent Italian coffee. Its other features are less charming: a thick security barrier and two twitchy soldiers with assault rifles guard its patrons.

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Nigeria:Christian Group Says Buhari a ‘Bad Product’

[Premium Times] The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has responded to claims by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, that the association failed to cite clear cases of abuse of constitution allegedly committed by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

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Nigeria:Amnesty Insists on Justice for Hundreds of Murdered Shiites

[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre.

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Libya: Call to Surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to ICC

[HRW] Beirut -The authorities vying for legitimacy as Libya’s government should take all feasible steps to facilitate the surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. Independent international observers have not seen or heard from Gaddafi since June 2014, and do not know his current whereabouts.

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Zimbabwe: I’m Not Converting Pupils to Islam – Minister Dokora

[New Zimbabwe] PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora was recently taken to task Norton church leaders who accused him of imposing an “anti-Christian religion” in the country’s education curriculum.

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