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One week mark for detained Al Jazeera journalists in Nigeria

Ahmed and Ali

Al Jazeera has once again urged the Nigerian authorities to release their detained journalists in Maiduguri who have now been detained for a week without any explanation.

The detention has been condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of organisations working in support of credible and transparent elections.

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Zomba to elect new Mayor by May; standing orders not clear on deputy

Joan NtajaBlantyre, March 28: The Zomba City Council is expected to elect a new Mayor during the its second quarterly meeting slated between April and May this year.

However, there are grey areas on the matter, especially regarding the position of the Deputy Mayor. Both local government authorities and Zomba City Officials are blank on whether the deputy Mayor will have to resign if he chooses to compete for the Mayorship.

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Synagogue Building Collapse: Group Supporting TB Joshua Calls for a thorough Investigation

Synagogue Building CollapseThe Yoruba Youth Liberation Movement (YYLM), has called for a thorough investigation into the cause of the collapsed building of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN).

Mr Michael Oluwafisayo, the President, YYLM made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

UN rights office welcomes Malawi leader’s condemnation of attacks on people with albinism

Albino29 March 2015 – The United Nations Human Rights office today welcomed Malawi President Peter Mutharika's strong statement condemning the recent spate of attacks on people with albinism in his country and urged that the measures he outlined to arrest those responsible for such attacks and better protect albinos be launched “without delay.”

“We hope that this series of measures will result in a significant improvement in the security and well-being of people with albinism in Malawi,” the southern African country where at least six incidents have been reported this year, said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Malawi Media Urged to do more reporting on Gender Inequality

Gender INequalityThe media in the country can save communities from the adverse effects of inequality between women and men, if media scaled up reporting on the subject. This was established on Wednesday in Kawale, Traditional Authority Tsabango, and Lilongwe district.

Speaking during Global Media Monitoring Project survey which aimed at assessing media ,on how it portrays issues of public interest like inequality cases held at Counseling of the Adolescent and Youth Organization(CAYO).The research is hope for change to Politics and government, Economy, Science and Health, Social and Legal, Crime and Violence and Celebrity, Arts and Media, Sports reporting.

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