THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both countries. But this time room prices have soared. Returning visitors reckon the numbers congregating in the city’s streets are twice those of previous years
[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former Lang’ata Women’s Prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande has been sentenced to death for killing her boyfriend, Farid Mohammed in 2015.
[Premium Times] About 20 percent of Nigerians are “at risk from one form of flooding or another,” the National Economic Council (NEC) was told on Thursday.
[HRW] Last week Human Rights Watch released “We are Like the Dead,” a report documenting torture, rape, and other serious human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s notorious Jail Ogaden in the Somali Region.
[Observer] The Rwandan minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo has said that her government is saddened by the recent behaviour of its neighbour, Uganda over the treatment of Rwandan nationals.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1981, and has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world
[HRW] Today, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa.
[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Alex Oditah, on Thursday announced the re-arrest of 14 out of the 47 inmates who escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prisons.
[Premium Times] The Chief Judge of Anambra, Peter Umeadi, on Tuesday discharged a 31-year-old prison inmate, Chukwujekwu Ifejika, who had been in Onitsha Prison for seven years without trial.