Lesotho Wire
Lesotho Wire

Roads Blocked in Nigeria in Defiance of President’s Call for Calm

Major roads in Lagos, Nigeria were blocked Friday by groups of people armed with knives and sticks, many of whom were angered by the president’s speech that appealed for calm but failed to denounce the police killing of peaceful protesters …

US Lawmakers, Activists: Abuse by Nigerian Police Unit Is Global Human Rights Issue

WASHINGTON – American politicians and civil rights leaders are lending their voices to the protests in Nigeria against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of excessive violence against civilians.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas …

African Reporters Try to Unpack Complex, Contested US Election

The world is watching as the U.S. prepares for a crucial election for president and thousands of other representatives at all levels of government. In Africa’s most mature democracy, South Africa, citizens are watching the drama with interest — with …

Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied a curfew to demand an end to police brutality. Nigeria’s military has denied that the uniformed men, seen in social …

UN Shines Spotlight on Sahel Suffering

NEW YORK – The United Nations is warning that Africa’s Sahel region is facing a confluence of factors that are pushing the region deeper into poverty, hunger and the hands of extremists. The U.N. says that if the international community …