Sunday, August 19, 2018

As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice

Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured. But some of...

Somalia: Respect for human rights, inclusive representation, vital for future elections – UN report

GENEVA / MOGADISHU (13 August 2018) – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process...

‘Pioneering’ former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet officially appointed new UN human rights chief

After a vote on Friday by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, former two-time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, hailed a “pioneer” by the UN Secretary-General,...

Islamic State Commander Accused of Rape Surrenders

Mufti Niamtullah, an Islamic State terror group commander in northern Afghanistan, is among some 245 militants who surrendered to Afghan government forces last week...

U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are...

South Korea Is Going Crazy Over a Handful of Refugees

The Yemeni refugees who entered South Korea earlier this year should have been a nonstory. Only 561 escapees from the ongoing Saudi-led war in...

Detained Syrian Women Face Stigma Upon Release

Sundus Filfleh, a schoolteacher and a mother from Latakia city in western Syria, struggles to support her two daughters and overcome the stigma of...

Islamic Leaders Have Nothing to Say About China’s Internment Camps for Muslims

Internment camps with up to a million prisoners. Empty neighborhoods. Students, musicians, athletes, and peaceful academicsjailed. A massive high-tech surveillance state that monitors and...

Somaliland: Anti-Rape Bill Passes Into Law

The House of Representatives - Lower House of Parliament, today, passed the anti-rape bill into law on a majority vote. The Representatives submitted the Bill to...

Owning it: Will Smith Starts Dreamers Fund for Start-ups

Will Smith, one of the world’s most recognizable Hollywood movie stars, has been making headlines lately for diversifying his interests in venture capital and business...

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Somaliland: PORT OF BERBERA RECEIVES NEW EQUIPMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY – Press Statement

Somaliland economy to benefit from an increase in cargo volume and speed of operations Global trade enabler DP World has expanded its strategic presence at the Port...
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Antonio Guterres: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or...

The Latest: Shocked reactions to death of Kofi Annan

The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Shocked reactions are pouring in after the death of former...