Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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...

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...

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Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Interview with Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to...

Goal 50: Salah Named As World’s Third Best Player

The Egyptian has made the Goal 50 (#Goal50) podium for the first time, after a year in which he broke the record for goals...

Somaliland: Are the UAE, DP World going back on Berbera development Abiy’s lead?

DP World downsizes in Berbera: In developing Somaliland's port, the Emirati operator is having to contend with the new political configurations in the Horn. Despite the...