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Protesters vow to defy Nigerian curfew in fight against police brutality

Protesters have vowed to continue demonstrating across Nigeria as the country’s most populated city, Lagos, was put under a 24-hour lockdown on Tuesday. Police have continued to clash with demonstrators protesting against the notorious Sars police unit, now dissolved but long-accused of extra-judicial killings, torture and extortion.  The government has adopted …

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#EndSars: why Nigerians are protesting against police brutality

After days of fierce protests against police brutality, Nigeria’s government announced the dissolution of the infamous “Special Anti-Robbery Squad”, commonly called Sars, a police unit plagued with allegations of extrajudicial killings, theft and abuse.  The Guardian’s Emmanuel Akinwotu explains what sparked the #EndSars protests across the country, how the movement trended internationally on …

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Hundreds of new boats carrying migrants reach Canary Islands

Hundreds of boats carrying at least 1,000 migrants have landed in the Canary Islands over the past week. The Red Cross says the Spanish islands haven’t seen numbers like that since 2006. Most of the people making the journey come from West Africa. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque has more from …

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Nigeria's students return to school amid COVID-19 crisis

Millions of students across twelve African countries have headed back to class as schools reopened after a six-month coronavirus lockdown. In Nigeria, nearly 40 million of them will now have to try to catch-up on missed schoolwork. But they will also return to a new set of rules as the …

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South Sudan flooding: Few shelters for displaced communities

Families in South Sudan have been forced from their homes due to severe flooding as a result of what have been described as the worst rains in living memory. Before the rains, thousands had also been displaced from their homes by fighting. Aid agencies say many people are struggling to …

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Zimbabwe student 'abducted and beaten'

A Zimbabwean student has told Sky News he was abducted and abused by men he claims were working for the country’s government. Tawanda Muchehiwa, 22, says he endured three days of mental and physical torture by state security agents before being dumped on the roadside. Read more here: SUBSCRIBE to …

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Zimbabwe student abducted and beaten for three days

Tawanda Muchehiwa was abducted by men believed to be state security agents and beaten for three days. He has risked his life to tell Sky News about his ordeal. Read more here: SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us …

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