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Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades

25 Oct 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigeria's police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa's most populous country in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. | Video

Nigeria's megacity Lagos reopens as curfew relaxed after protest shootings unrest

24 Oct 2020

LAGOS Workers began a clean up of the streets of Lagos on Saturday after the relaxation of a round-the-clock curfew after days of unrest sparked by the shooting of protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria. | Video

Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos despite president's plea

24 Oct 2020

LAGOS Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many on the streets angered by a speech in which the president called for calm but failed to condemn the killing of protesters demanding an end to police brutality. | Video

Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos despite president's plea

23 Oct 2020

LAGOS, Oct 23 Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many angered by an appeal by Nigeria's president for an end to demonstrations against police brutality that turned violent when protesters were shot.

Fires burn in Lagos after Nigerian soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

22 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians by security forces. | Video

New African-made films challenge Hollywood stereotypes

16 Oct 2020

NAIROBI/LAGOS Producers of two African-made films premiering on Netflix this month believe their work will show there's subscriber appetite for movies that go deeper than the Hollywood stereotypes that often make African viewers groan.

Nigeria's Buhari promises police reform; one protester killed

13 Oct 2020

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice, after nearly a week of sustained protests against police brutality that were met by a harsh response. | Video

Police fire teargas at Nigerians protesting at alleged brutality, witnesses say

09 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigerian police used teargas on Friday to disperse dozens of people in the capital Abuja who had gathered to protest at alleged brutality by members of a special police unit, witnesses said.

Hundreds of thousands of people shackled for mental health issues globally, Human Rights Watch says

06 Oct 2020

ABUJA Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children with mental health conditions are living chained up in roughly 60 countries, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. | Video

Hundreds of thousands of people shackled for mental health issues globally, Human Rights Watch says

06 Oct 2020

ABUJA, Oct 6 Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children with mental health conditions are living chained up in roughly 60 countries, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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