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2012-03-16 09:47:09 Militias Commit Serious Crimes, Says Rights Group [HRW] The UN Human Rights Council should condemn serious, ongoing human rights violations by militias in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. The council should appoint an independent expert to document the abuses and monitor the government's response.

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Monday, 08-03-15, 14:53Officials Probe Alleged Attack on Wedding Party[Shabelle] Somalia's interior minister of south-west regional administration for local government, Abdurahman Aden said that its administration is investigating an attack on wedding party which killed 15 people by AMISOM in Marka town.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:38Measles Epidemic Ravages Katanga Province[MSF] Since the beginning of the year, a measles epidemic has been ravaging Katanga Province in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:352016 Olympic Games - Mmadu Tips Falcons to Fly Over Equatorial Guinea Hurdle[Vanguard] Former Super Falcons midfielder, Maureen Mmadu has backed the national team to over come their Equatorial Guinean counterparts when they clash in today's Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifier in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:33Buratai Hands Over Mnjtf Command to Abbah[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj-Gen. Yusuf Buratai has formally handed over the Command of the Multi National Joint Task Force formed by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists, to another Infantry Corps Officer, Maj-Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah. Burutai carried out the former handing over ceremony Frirday at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, where he charged Abbah to ensure smooth take-off and effective coordination of the force.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:28Rapper Flees After Song Decries Rights Abuses[MFWA] Ali Cham, a Gambian rapper popularly known as Killa Ace, has fled the country after he and his family received death threats via phone from the dreaded National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

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