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Ghana’s President was misled over migrant massacre in Gambia

– – In 2005, some 59 West African migrants were murdered in the Gambia. The migrants were hoping to reach Senegal enroute to Europe through the Mediterranean. The truth of what actually happened only emerged after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh left office. Since his exit from power in 2017, he has been implicated by some of his former soldiers, who said he ordered the killings. Two Gambian soldiers who worked for Jammeh’s hit squad in 2019 admitted to participating on Jammeh’s orders in the 2005 execution of the 59 West African…

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Nigeria: Lawmakers summon Buhari over rice farm massacre

– – Nigerian lawmakers have summoned the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of some farmers in north-east Borno State. At least 43 people were believed to have been killed with their bodies recovered on a rice farm, an attack reportedly carried out by Boko Haram. Lawmakers have been debating the issue and described is as urgent national importance. Local media reports of many more farmers still missing with the army faulted for not stopping such killings. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, saying that “the entire country…

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110 people killed in rice farm massacre in Nigeria

– – The death toll from the rice farm massacre in north-eastern Nigeria has risen to 110. Earlier military reports suggested that 43 slaughtered bodies of the workers on the rice farm have been recovered. But the United Nations said at least 110 people were killed in the attack suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. “We shall ensure more recruitment of Civilian JTF and more Hunters so that our people will take the fight to all the nooks and crannies of this area”, said Borno State Governor, Babagana…

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Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies’

 Nigerians cram into a bus to flee a town in north-east Nigeria following Boko Haram attack on Baga. Photograph: Str/EPA Yusuf Sarkin does not remember much about the massacre that drove him from the town where he was born. The gunfire and the screaming and the frenzy of bodies trying to outrun bullets flying through the sandy streets of Baga blended into one long awful blur. But another loop of horror keeps playing in his mind: that he let go of his terrified 10-year-old son’s hand. Sarkin and his wife…

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Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’ reportedly kills 2,000 in Nigeria

Jan. 12, 2015 – A child, at rear, walks through the scene of an explosion in a mobile phone market in Potiskum, Nigeria. Two female suicide bombers targeted the busy marketplace on Sunday, killing 4. Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks “the “deadliest massacre” in the history of the violent group, saying as many as 2,000 people have died. Hundreds of bodies still litter the bushes of Baga, Nigeria — mostly women, children and elderly victims too slow to outrun Boko Haram fighters who stormed the town with explosives…

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No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile….except in Rwanda

Top Image: Kagame 6/2014 Bottom image: Hitler followers By: Michel MUSHIMIYIMANA with Jennifer Fierberg Terrorist, President Paul Kagame pledges Rwandans to publicly shoot his critics or renegades on site in a public statement today while addressing residents of Nyabihu district in the northwestern part of the country.  Remember that in Rwanda it is said that, “there is no death sentence,” so how can a sitting president say that he will be shooting his people publicly?   When will the international community understand how much we Rwandans are suffering under this…

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Burundi Massacre: Learning From Past Genocides

Gunmen disguised as police led a bar massacre near the Burundian capital of Bujumbura last Sunday, with an estimated 36 people killed one by one. The brazen attack has heightened fears of a civil war in the landlocked, East African country of 8.3 million. Burundi is no stranger to massacres. Genocides and civil wars between Hutus and Tutsis claimed the lives of over 300,000 civilians. As many as 6,000 children were used as soldiers, molded to murder. Though the war officially ended in 2005 and the last rebel group joined…

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