Mali’s outgoing government promoted an army captain who led a coup last year to the rank of general in a move that New York-based Human Rights Watch called “outrageous.”
Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse urged his supporters to respect the results of the Aug. 11 run-off election after he conceded defeat to former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde , must investigate crimes committed by security forces in 2007 and 2009 and strengthen the country’s judicial system, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Nigerian soldiers detained 39 people alleged to have killed six people yesterday in the latest violence between Christians and Muslims, a military official said.
"Boko Haram is effectively waging war on the people of northeastern Nigeria at a staggering human cost."
- Corinne Dufka on Jul 15, 2014