African Population Africa 

List of African countries by population

nigeria With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. Country (or dependent territory) Official figure (where available) Date of last figure Source  Nigeria 173,000,000 2013 Official estimate  Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate  Egypt 94,408,000 February 12, 2019 Official population clock  Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate  South Africa 54,956,900 July…

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Nigerian Police Human Rights World 

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalist over 'provoking sedition' Egypt North Africa 

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to properly investigate the case and bring specific charges against the Al Jazeera journalist, failing which, he must be released immediately. Please follow and like us:

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Egyptian jail causes Al Jazeera journalist to miss birth of son

AL jazeera ReportersAl Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed will become a father again today. His unjust imprisonment has however meant that he will not be at his wife Gehan’s side when she gives birth to their baby boy.

From his jail cell, Baher released a letter to the new arrival, to be named Haroun. The letter is a mix of sadness and hope for the child’s future, as well as some valuable wisdom for his two other children – four year old Hazem and three year old Fairouz.

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Jailed for being journalists

On 23 June, Egypt jailed Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed for simply doing their job as journalists. Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were dealt seven years in prison for ‘broadcasting false news’ and apparently promoting the banned Muslim Brotherhood group. Baher Mohamed faces ten years behind bars; his sentence is longer as he has an additional charge of possessing a bullet casing, which he says he picked up as a souvenir. All three were arrested on 29 December. Security forces filmed the arrest of…

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Malawi’s Information Minister Brown Mpinganjira accuses foreign envoys of support for mass protests

Minister Brown MpinganjiraBLANTYRE(MaraPost)—Malawi’s Minister of Information and Civic Education, Evangelist Brown Mpinganjira, has accused some foreign envoys in the country of being behind the planning of the anti Joyce Banda administration mass protests slated for Thursday 27 February 2014.

Minister Brown Mpinganjira told ZBS on Tuesday that s the reasons cited for the demonstrations scheduled for February 27 are not valid but are meant to achieve hidden motives by some western countries.

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BBC news chief signs open letter calling for Peter Greste’s release

Peter Greste: BBC news chief James Harding has called for the Al-Jazeera reporter’s release from jail in Egypt Senior BBC news executives are among seven signatories of an open letter urging the Egyptian authorities to free one of the BBC’s former staff, Peter Greste, from prison. He is due to face trial in Cairo this week with two of his Al-Jazeeracolleagues, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on charges of spreading false news. The BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding, and his deputy, Fran Unsworth, are calling for his release. They are joined…

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ICSFS Wins “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider, Africa” Award

World FinanceLONDON, United-Kingdom, February 18, 2014/ — ICS Financial Systems Ltd. – ICSFS (http://www.icsfs.com), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, is pleased to announce that it has won

Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider” in Africa for its ICS BANKS® solution at the
prestigious World Finance Technology Awards that was organized by World Finance magazine 

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In Libya, a Coup. Or Perhaps Not.

Chaos in LibyaStealing a page from neighboring Egypt, a senior army officer in Libya on Friday announced a military takeover, the suspension of Parliament and a new “road map” for the future.

Then nothing happened. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan called the supposed coup “ridiculous.” A military spokesman called it “a lie.” None of the Libyan Army’s few tanks or soldiers made any visible moves. The empty Parliament was quiet.

It was the latest evidence of the long shadow cast across the region by the military takeover in Cairo last summer that was announced by Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, then an army general. The attempted imitation in Libya, though, demonstrated the limits of the Egyptian example.

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Egyptian authorities postpone Morsi trial

deposed president Mohamed Morsi,CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Wednesday abruptly called off a court appearance by deposed president Mohamed Morsi, saying bad weather prevented a helicopter flight from his prison in northern Egypt to the heavily guarded police complex in the capital where he is on trial.

After a brief procedural hearing, the case was adjourned until Feb. 1, lawyers said. Morsi and his 14 co-defendants are accused of incitement to commit murder.

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