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The United Nations has warned of possible war crimes in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The warning came in a report released by the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) on Wednesday. It blamed militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in the region for barbaric acts such as “widespread and systematic killings, beheadings and rape,” among others. UNJHRO said the atrocities might constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. According to...

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that divisions and hatred still existed globally, 75 years after the Second World War. Guterres stated this on Friday in a video message to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the conflict, which claimed millions of lives. He said the coronavirus pandemic was aggravating the situation, fuelling “new efforts to divide people and spread hatred”. “Our world is still suffering the impact of conflict. “Even during the current COVID-19 crisis, we...

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The Kano Field Office of the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF), on Saturday lost its Head of Communications, Malam Rabiu Musa. Rabiu has been a front line communication expert at the forefront of Covid-19 campaigns since its outbreak in Kano state. A brief chat with his first son, Babangida Musa Rabiu, who confirmed the death through a phone call in Kano, said his father died on Saturday at the age of 60. “My dad died...

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The Mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti had announced that the city is offering coronavirus test to all its residents for free. It will be the first major city in the United State to do so. He announced this at a news conference on Wednesday. He said, “We have the capacity so don’t wait, don’t wander and don’t risk infecting others.” He mentioned that the test became available on Wednesday night and there is...

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The Federal Government has taken delivery of the various medical equipment donated by the UN to assist Nigeria’s efforts at combating coronavirus scourge in the country. Mr. James Odaudu Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation who made this known in a statement issued in Abuja, said the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika took delivery of the equipment on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.   Sirika took delivery of the equipment on...