Day: September 10, 2019

Burkina Faso : nouvelle attaque dans le nord du pays

A la une ce soir, la situation sécuritaire au Burkina Faso avec une nouvelle attaque qui a provoqué la mort de six gendarmes. Déjà dimanche, un double attentat avait fait 29 morts et six blessés dans la province du Sanmatenga dans le nord du pays. Des violences, attribuées aux djihadistes. La correspondance à Ouagadou de Kalidou Sy.

Rwanda agrees deal to take in hundreds of African migrants

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The migrants will be flown to Rwanda from Libya, where they are being held in detention centres

Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres.
A joint agreement between the government, the UN refugee agency (UNHRC) and the African Union (AU) was announced on Tuesday.
An initial group of 500 people will be evacuated by aeroplane to Rwanda in the coming weeks, a statement said.
That group, which includes children and vulnerable young people, is mainly made up of refugees from the Horn of Africa.
Thousands of migrants head to Libya each year to try and make the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

Those who fail are often held in detention centres. According to the UN, about 4,700 people urgently need to be moved to safety from these centres where conditions are said to be dire.

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Military denies detaining thousands of children

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Media captionBoko Haram’s decade of terror explained
Nigeria has denied allegations it has detained thousands of children for suspected links to Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A report released by US-based group Human Rights Watch says children have been held for years in “horrific conditions”.
The group has urged the country to release the children.
But the military said the report was “false”, saying they were treated as “victims of war and not as suspects”.
While the army does detain women and children they say have been indoctrinated by Boko Haram, the children are “adequately fed, profiled and de-radicalised before their release”.

'How I almost became a Boko Haram suicide bomber'
The town that lost its girls
Boko Haram militants have been waging an insurgency in north-east Nigeria since 2009.
More than 30,000 people have died in the uprising, which has now crossed borders into Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
What does the ..

Nigeria denies Human Rights Watch child detention report

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Media captionBoko Haram’s decade of terror explained
Nigeria has denied allegations it has detained thousands of children for suspected links to Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A report released by US-based group Human Rights Watch says children have been held for years in “horrific conditions”.
The group has urged the country to release the children.
But the military said the report was “false”, saying they were treated as “victims of war and not as suspects”.
While the army does detain women and children they say have been indoctrinated by Boko Haram, the children are “adequately fed, profiled and de-radicalised before their release”.

'How I almost became a Boko Haram suicide bomber'
The town that lost its girls
Boko Haram militants have been waging an insurgency in north-east Nigeria since 2009.
More than 30,000 people have died in the uprising, which has now crossed borders into Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
What does the ..