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APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Senior UN human rights official, Andrew Gilmour, has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as they confront terrorism, and warned of the dangers posed by the growing number of ethnic-based private militias.

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APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Transparency International Nigeria (TIN) has joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in describing the Nigerian Government TraderMoni scheme as a form of voter inducement.

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APA-Luanda (Angola) By Graeme Reid — Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct.

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APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party legislator for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has asked the government to provide details on the whereabouts of two ex-detainees of Guantanamo Bay.

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APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Finally, about 30 emaSwati who were in South Africa (SA) illegally have been deported back to eSwatini.

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APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s democratic credentials will be subjected to scrutiny at the upcoming accession ceremony to the African Peer Review Mechanism Chief (APRM) scheduled for 9th February in Ethiopia, APA learned Thursday.

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