Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Somalia herders accuse KDF soldiers of ambush, torture

Eight Somali herders have accused Operation Linda Boni soldiers of attacking them on Monday and torturing them. They are recovering at Masalani Hospital in Ijara,...

They kill people, hide bodies in Burundi, UN investigators say

Serious rights violations are continuing in Burundi, including summary executions and hate speech at the highest level of government, UN-appointed investigators said on Wednesday. In...

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women’s woes in Djibouti

NGOs and refugees say women can face economic and physical abuse, but fear speaking out due to stigma. Markazi Refugee Camp, Djibouti - Hafsa* says she...

Troubling trend sees evictions in Somalia double

Over 204,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes this year, nearly double the same period last year, with many people made homeless multiple...

Where Immigrants Go, Economic Growth Follows

Wharton's Exequiel Hernandez discusses his new policy brief about the economic impact of immigration. In America’s heated debate over immigration, there’s plenty of divisive rhetoric...

Iraq: Chilling Accounts of Torture, Deaths

Investigate Abuse During Interrogations in Mosul Two former detainees and the father of a man who died in detention have provided details of ill-treatment, torture,...

Ethiopia: Probe Years of Abuse in Somali Region

Redress and Accountability Needed for Crimes The government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent fact-finding mission into many years of rights abuses and...
Palestine Guterres

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...
Ethiopia Reforms, human rights

Ethiopia Violence A Concern Despite Reform Promises

Government Should Address Killings in Somali and Oromia Regions Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has electrified his country with a range of reforms since...

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...

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Somaliland welcomes new friends, long-lost, influential clans

Monday and Tuesday marked new maturity for  Somaliland politics as they marked the arrival of, respectively, a populous Somaliland clan who lived in the Qardho...
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Can the EU bypass US sanctions on Iran? | Inside Story

When it was signed in 2015, the Iran nuclear agreement was hailed as a landmark deal. But with the US withdrawal earlier this year...

Madhin, a SOMTEL employee senselessly killed in Mogadishu

The latest victim to senseless, wanton killings, some of which are neither politically motivated nor of Al Shabaab nature, was an employee of the...