Sunday, January 17, 2021

UN Independent Expert Accuse China of Locking Up Lawyers to Undermine Human Rights Issues

China has mounted a "shocking" five-year assault on lawyers who stand up for human rights, putting them in prison and even torturing them, an...

Somaliland: EU’s Berlanga Comes Under Fire for Oblique Condemnation of State Executions

The EU Ambassador to Somalia (and Somaliland), Nicolas Berlanga, came under a barrage of criticism for indirectly condemning state executions carried out against six...

National IDs Difficult for Kenyan Somalis. Passing as a Regugee is Easier.

Borders and camps across Africa are using biometrics to track refugees. For those who are stateless, “fraud” can allow for the smuggling of truths...

Reported Ethiopia Massacre: UN Rights Chief Warns of Spiralling Situation, War Crimes

Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, amid fighting between national and regional forces that may become impossible to control, the UN human...

Somalia: ‘Humanitarian e-Commerce’ Thrives Amid Pandemic

Muslima Abdirahman, a Somali mother of nine, escaped death twice in the past two years while shopping for groceries in Mogadishu, where Islamist insurgents...

Somalia: Company Keeps 33 Indian Labourers Hostage in Mogadishu

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The Indian High Commission in Kenya has said that it is in touch with the Somalian government to rescue 33 Indian labourers who are...

Somaliland Sees the Development Framework Swan Signed with Somalia an Affront to its Sovereignty,...

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At end of an extra-ordinary meeting the  Republic of Somaliland's Cabinet of Ministers, chaired by the President, Musa Bihi Abdi, convened Saturday, stated the...

Djibouti: Migrants Wash Up Near Obock

The bodies of 10 migrants washed up on the coast of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, the U.N. migration agency said on Thursday. The...

Has Asha Abdille’s Humanity Been Sacrificed for Conviction as Hijacker?

Asha Abdille was New Zealand’s first convicted plane hijacker. A decade on, has she been failed by the mental health system? Jehan Casinader investigates. Asha...

Somalia Intelligence to Collect, Monitor Civil Servants Data

Individuals working with the Federal Government of Somalia will now have to submit their details to the National Intelligence Security Agency , a move...