Nigerian Sharia court sentences singer to death

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A policeman tries to stop people advancing toward an armoured personnel tank during the final day of election campaigning, Accra, Ghana, 5 December 2020, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Guns pointed at journalists recording abuses

Journalists in West Africa are coming under increasing attack for recording and documenting the abusive behaviour of police and political party supporters.

Nigerian security operatives during gubernatorial elections in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state, nothern Nigeria, 28 April 2011, TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Owner of online news site receives threat

Nigerian authorities are being encouraged to investigate a threat received by Haruna Mohammed Salisu, the owner of “WikkiTimes”.

Lekki tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria, 13 February 2021. Police officers arrest a protester during a demonstration against police brutality and calling for justice for those killed at the #EndSARS protests in October 2020, Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Justice demanded for death of 20-year-old Pelumi Onifade

Four months on, Nigerian authorities have yet to account for the death of 20 year-old journalist Pelumi Onifade, who was attacked and carried away by security forces while covering an #EndSARS protest.