Human Security Research Centre Ghana (HSRCGh)

Human Security News From Around The World – 01/07/2021

Crew onboard Ghanaian vessel captured by pirates released

The five members of a crew onboard Ghanaian-registered fishing vessel Atlantic Princess captured by pirates off the Atlantic coast have been released. The five – all expatriates – were captured on Wednesday, May 19 around 7:00pm by five armed pirates. The pirates wielding AK 47 rifles attacked the vessel south of Tema, within Ghana’s territorial waters.

Ejura Killings: Security Officers found culpable must be sanctioned – CHRI

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Africa Office’s attention has been drawn to news reports of the unfortunate death of two (2) persons and severe injuries to others exercising their right to protest at Ejura in the Ashanti Region on June 29, 2021.

Human rights abuses intensifying scarily under President Edgar Lungu of Zambia

Human rights violations are intensifying scarily in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu. Amnesty International campaigner of Southern Africa Vongai Chikwanda told TOday News Africa’s Kristi Pelzel in an interview on Tuesday.

Niger Assembly Prescribes Capital Punishment for Bandits, Kidnappers, Informants

The Niger State House of Assembly has passed a bill imposing capital punishment on kidnappers, bandits, and their informants. By the provision of the bill, anyone found guilty of kidnapping, banditry, and of being their informants will face a death sentence.

IPOB confirms Kanu’s ‘abduction’, warns against maltreatment

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said it had confirmed ‘abduction’ of its Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian Government and her security operatives. It alleged that the ‘kidnapping’ was masterminded by the Nigeria Government in collaboration with those who saw the group and its leader as stumbling block against their bid to hold Biafra in perpetual slavery.

Two to be remanded for kidnapping monarch in Ekiti

An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti presided by Magistrate Abdulameen Lawal has granted an order to remand the duo of Muhammed Abubakar Ardo Duni (50) and Bello Mohammed (35) in the Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.

Monguno: Terrorism, Greatest Threat to Human Existence

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), has stated that beyond the COVID-19 and climate change, terrorism remains the greatest threat to human existence.

Eswatini: Right to protest must be respected

With pro-democracy protests intensifying, seven people have critically been injured and one person reportedly killed after police fired teargas and live ammunition at protesters last night. Amnesty International is urging the Eswatini authorities to respect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa, said:

Terrorists can exploit internal conflicts to invade Ghana – NPC warns

The National Peace Council(NPC) is seriously pointing at existing internal conflicts in Ghana as loopholes through which violent extremist can march into the country to wreak havoc.

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