Thursday, November 23, 2017

“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight

First, there are the undisputed events. Then there are the media reactions, and these – apart from a few rare exceptions, among them some...
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Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture

Beatings, Asphyxiations, Electric Shocks, Mock Executions to Extract Confessions Rwanda’s military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric...

Rakhine State: Burma’s Military “Massacred Villagers”: Human Rights Watch Brief

The Burmese military summarily executed several dozen Rohingya Muslims in Maung Nu village in Burma’s Rakhine State on August 27, 2017, Human Rights Watch...

Spain’s Flawed Response to the Catalonian Referendum

How Its Overreaction Legitimized the Call for Independence Madrid responded to this weekend’s referendum on Catalan independence by sending in thousands of police, who beat up voters...

London’s Uber Ban Raises Questions on Race and Immigration

There is one question that bothers Sahrab Shinwari: “Would they have banned Uber if its drivers had been white and English?” The shock decision last...

Yemeni refugees in Somaliland find conditions even harder than at home

In-depth: Refugees here struggle to feed their children and keep a roof over their head as they face drought and staggering unemployment, reports Matthew...

How Saudi women’s license to drive has dealt a major blow to radicals

Saudi King Salman’s royal decree on granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June reaffirms the government’s aims for women...

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump’s player comments

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US...
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UN human rights chief points to ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

The United Nations human rights chief today lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000...

Rohingya-Turks relations date back to 1913

Document from Ottoman archive shows Rohingya’s solidarity with Turks during First World War Rohingya Muslims had showed solidarity with Turks over a hundred years ago,...

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Somaliland President-elect and Bitter Opponent Mend Fences

Only two days after the Somaliland electoral commission declared Musa Behi Abdi the winner of the country's fiercely contested presidential election of November 13, the president-elect...

Money remittance firm Dahabshiil trains staff on money laundering risks

A section of staff of money remittance firm Dahabshiil undergoing training on Anti Money Laundering and other courses at a Nairobi hotel. Money remittance firm...
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UK Looks Forward to Seeing Somaliland Set Another Great Example of Democracy in Action...

Ambassador David Concar, Head of the United Kingdom mission to Somalia/Somaliland congratulates Somaliland on a peaceful, orderly conduct of the presidential election and the...