Protests erupted in Nigeria two weeks ago over police brutality by the loathed Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Rescue workers pulled eight people out alive and 17 corpses, National Disaster Management Organisation official Gyan Willington told AFP.
Pompeo said that those involved ‘should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.’
At least 56 people have died across the country since the protests began on October 8, with about 38 killed nationwide on Tuesday alone, according to Amnesty.
Mali has struggled to contain a jihadist insurgency which first emerged in 2012, and has since spread to neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger. 
The EFF has also expressed its concern over the crisis in Nigeria.

Africa SA politicians join call for end to police brutality in Nigeria

EFF’s Pambo said bad governance was to blame for the emergence of rogue terrorist formations in Nigeria.

Africa EFF call on SA govt, AU to address violence in #EndSARS protests

The red berets also called on the Nigerian government to ‘exercise restraint and reign on its army and security services’.

Africa Nigeria in shock after deadly shooting of protesters

Protests have snowballed from anger over police violence to broader demands from the youth for sweeping changes in Africa’s most populous nation. 

Africa Call to prioritise investments in food systems

Gichuri said governments and development institutions should rethink investments in food security, healthy diets and building infrastructure to support the ways food is grown, processed, traded, delivered, sold and consumed.

Africa Curfew declared in Lagos over ‘monster’ protests

Some 18 people have died in the demonstrations as clashes have been reported between protesters and assailants wearing civilian clothes.

Africa Ivory Coast police, students clash in Abidjan

Security forces clashed with students who had barricaded several streets in the Cocody neighbourhood where the Felix Houphouet-Boigny University is located.

Africa At least 15 dead since start of Nigeria protests – Amnesty

In the capital Abuja, tensions were high after protestors said they were attacked by suspected hired thugs on Sunday.

Africa Sudan offers support to ICC over Darfur war crimes cases

State news agency SUNA said Bensouda’s visit focused on two items — discussing cooperation between the ICC and Sudan’s judiciary, and “gathering information” related to the case of Ali Kushayb.

Africa Nigeria’s youth finds voice in police brutality protests

The government announced on Sunday that it was disbanding the unit and that an independent body would investigate abuse.

Africa Global public figures lend their voices to #EndSARS

Nigerian artist WizKid led the charge when he directly questioned Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari over his concern for US President Donald Trump while his own country was under siege.

Africa PICS: Crowds battle blaze on Mount Kilimanjaro

The park service says it is committed that the fire does not affect tourism activities, which are set to continue as normal. 

Africa Building collapses in Nigeria, killing eight

In March, 20 people died in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and primary school.

Africa Gunmen kill five villagers in central Mali

Mali has been struggling to end a jihadist insurgency which emerged in 2012 and has since spread into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.

Africa Namibian anti-femicide protesters met with teargas

The protesters want want armed response units and special training for police in dealing with GBV cases. 

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