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Ninety-eight Jammeh-era prisoners released in Gambia

Gambian authorities have released 98 prisoners, mostly from the notorious Mile 2 prison, an Interior Ministry spokesman said, as the country seeks...

UN calls for prisoner release in Gambia ahead of December poll

The senior UN regional official for West Africa on Thursday called for the release of dozens of political prisoners in Gambia as...

Two Italians and Canadian freed from Libya kidnappers

Two Italian workers and a Canadian kidnapped in Libya in September have been freed and were flown to Italy on Saturday, Italian...

Court rules Nigeria should release former security advisor

Nigeria's former national security adviser, held since December 2015 on fraud charges, should be released, a judge at the court of the...

UN demands release of political prisoners in DR Congo

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday called for the release of people he considers political prisoners in Democratic Republic...

Sixteen hostages freed in Cameroon

The Cameroonian army has freed 16 hostages, including Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic, who were abducted by rebels from Central African Republic...

Sailors released after four years in pirate captivity

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release of sailors on a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years...

France says to release 230 million euros in Libyan assets

France will release 230 million euros (193 million pounds) to Libyan authorities in the next few days and help them recover the...