Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigeria: ‘A famine unlike any we have ever seen’

They survived Boko Haram. Now many of them are on the brink of starvation. Across the northeastern corner of this country (Nigeria), more than 3...

After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of ‘The Darkness’

The United States subjected Suleiman Abdullah Salim to harsh tactics in a secret prison and held him without charge for years. He was found...

Sudan and chemical weapons – a serial offender?

An Amnesty International investigation that has put the spotlight on the Sudan government’s possible use of chemical weapons against civilians in the western region...

UN rights chief warns Russia over Syria raids

One side's war crimes do not justify illegal acts by the other, says Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, rights chief,  as Aleppo battle intensifies. United Nations...

Somali-Canadians question role of race in Abdi’s death

As a community mourns the loss of Abdirahman Abdi, the Somali-Canadian who died in hospital the day after a violent arrest by Ottawa police,...

Owen Jones on Yemen: Britain’s forgotten conflict – video

Since early 2015 Yemen has been gripped by civil war, with forces backed by a Saudi coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Since the start...

Somalia: Alternative livelihoods – Giving young Somalis a fresh start

Rushing about her teashop in downtown Eyl, a coastal village in Somalia, Bisharo Abdi looks the part of a busy young shopowner. However, behind...

Burundi: Intelligence Services Torture Suspected Opponents

Burundian intelligence services have tortured and ill-treated scores of suspected government opponents at their headquarters and in secret locations, Human Rights Watch said today....

Waterloo man rejected for job with note that said being Somali embodies ‘a culture...

A Waterloo, Ontario, man has filed a human rights complaint against a company he says refused him a job because he was told his...

EXCLUSIVE: The ethical failure – Why I resigned from the UN

Anders Kompass on the UN’s failure to uphold its principles. By the time I reported the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African...

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Somaliland: 1500 to begin registration for National Service

According to an announce the Director of the National Service program, Mohamed Hussein ‘ Mu’addin’ made public, Wednesday, 1500 university graduates will begin registering...

4 African presidents who have shown great kindness

Kindness is not the first thing that comes to mind whenever a politicians name is mentioned. It is even harder to believe that presidents...

Is Constitutional Reform Long Overdue in Somaliland?

Constitutional reform can help fulfil twin goals of ending political under-representation and cracking down on instability in Somaliland, writes Liban Ahmad. The Fifth Somaliland President,...