Migrant women and children trapped in the battle for control of Libya’s capital are being turned away from shelters, exposing them to airstrikes and sexual abuse. In the region of 140,000 migrants and refugees were estimated to live in Tripoli prior to the renewed conflict, writes Nellie Payton for Thomson Reuters Foundation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme. Yusuf was suspended by the scheme’s governing board over allegations of financial infractions and abuse of office. Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Sambo as the new boss.
Since August 2018, police have reportedly killed at least 21 men and boys whom they alleged were criminals in Nairobi’s Dandora and Mathare neighborhoods alone, according to Human Rights Watch.
The SA Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting with City of Cape Town officials over enforced street by-laws that have resulted in a number of homeless people being fined. Those who start or keep a fire in a public place can be fined up to U.S.$106. Obstructing pedestrian traffic on a pavement […]