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Possibly as many as 2,000 people were killed by Boko Haram following an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding villages that displaced over 12,000 people.
Film director Ines Ben Othman, sentenced to two months’ imprisonment on 7 January, was released on 16 January.
Sait Matty Jaw is facing trial on 23 December, along with researchers Seth Yaw Kandeh and Olufemi Erinle Titus over work done for a survey. They face up to two years’ imprisonment if convicted.
Sam Mugumya is detained incommunicado by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan government have accused him of planning a rebellion against them. He is at risk of torture.