Secular by law, Sharia courts are still allowed to operate in Nigeria. One such court sentenced 22-year-old singer Aminu Sharif to death for blasphemy
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On Sudan’s transition, expert opinion raises the question of whether Nigeria’s militarised democratic experiment should serve as a lesson.
Through interviews Human Rights Watch discovered that some children arrested in Nigeria’s Boko Haram crackdown were actually victims of the terrorist group.
UN Refugee Agency said the life sentencing of separatist leaders by Cameroon Military court violates the fundamental principle of non-refoulement practice.
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
South African businesses in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried against Africans working in South Africa.
Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019.
INEC says constitutional and legal alterations and amendments alone cannot solve the challenges of the electoral process in the country.
The authorities have struggled to maintain a balance between regulating against extreme views and hate speech and preserving the right to free speech.
In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.