Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UN Security Council to Meet on Tigray

A new meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tigray in Ethiopia, where fighting continues, will be held Thursday at the request of...

Somaliland: 484 Prisoners Take Advantage of Ramadan Pardon

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President Musa Bihi Abdi, President of the Republic of Somaliland, ordered the release o 484 prisoners incarcerated in Somaliland prisons Tuesday. In a presidential decree...

Tigray, Ethiopia: From Conflict to Humanitarian Crisis

VOA traces the beginnings of the conflict that grew into a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. In early November 2020, the federal government of...

Experts Criticize UN for Excluding Countries Who Harmed Children in Blacklist

A panel of child rights experts is sharply criticizing the U.N. secretary-general’s decisions on a global blacklist of parties responsible for harming children during...

Somalia Receives 300,000 Doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

Efforts to protect Somalis during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic stepped up today with the arrival of the first shipment of 300,000 doses of...

Ethiopia: Acts of Ethnic Cleansing in Western Tigray – Blinken

Secretary of State Tony Blinken for the first time Wednesday used the term "ethnic cleansing" to describe human rights abuses he said have been...

Somalia Walking on Tight Rope

 It is an inherent human right to protest and express one’s views and political belief without being subjected to suppression or harassment. However, with...

Huge Cuts in Aid to World’s Poorest Countries Revealed

Syria, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Libya, Nigeria and Lebanon may lose half their funding Massive cuts in overseas aid to many...

On Equal Ground: Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands

Sustainable land governance requires that all members of a community, both women and men, have equal rights and say in decisions that affect their...

Tigray Leader Accuses Ethiopia of Genocide

The ousted leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US...