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ACHPR: Reflections on the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

0 Visits: 31 | Tuesday December 18, 2018 - 12:48:59
This year, as we commemorate 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and 20 years of the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; we take stock…

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A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job

0 Visits: 35 | Tuesday December 18, 2018 - 12:12:27
The child language specialist, Bahia Amawi, is a U.S. citizen who received a master's degree in speech pathology in 1999 and, since then, has specialized in evaluations for young children with language difficulties (see video below). Amawi was born in Austria and has lived in the U.S. for the last…

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Jubaland's Ahmed Madobe holds secret meeting with Garissa leaders

0 Visits: 34 | Monday December 17, 2018 - 22:29:49
Sources told the Nation that Mr Madobe had come to lobby for support from his Ogaden clan, whose majority are also in Kenya. The state is set to go to the polls next month. Several candidate from Sheikh Madobe's backyard are eyeing his seat besides other contenders who are backed President Mohamed…

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Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

0 Visits: 33 | Monday December 17, 2018 - 21:52:18
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago. Syria's state-run news agency SANA said al-Bashir was greeted on Sunday at the capital's airport by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before they…

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President Gaas Sacks Galkayo Mayor And Councillors

0 Visits: 55 | Saturday December 15, 2018 - 23:03:57
Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has sacked Galkaayo mayor Mohamud Yussin Yumey and Councillors in the local authority. President Gas appointed Yasin Abdisamid as the acting mayor of Galkayo town but did not mention the replacement of the Councillors. It was not immediately clear how many…

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Somali President Farmajo likely to survive impeachment

0 Visits: 46 | Saturday December 15, 2018 - 22:54:05
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo" is likely to survive an impeachment motion, but he is not sitting pretty as he approaches the end of two years in power.

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{PRESS RELEASE}>-AU Special Representative appeals for restraint on the current political standoff in South West State of Somalia

0 Visits: 32 | Saturday December 15, 2018 - 21:28:54
he Special representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC) and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has been following closely the events in South West State of Somalia that culminated in the arrest of Mr. Mukhtar Robow. Ambassador Madeira wishes to inform…

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Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

0 Visits: 30 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 19:17:58
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously al-Shabab's spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government, Nur Ahmed, an electoral official in Somalia's Southwest state, told The Associated Press. Robow was flown from Baidoa to Somalia's…

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Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says

0 Visits: 17 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 19:11:41
Isaias landed in Mogadishu and headed to the Somali president's office, Reuters witnesses. Security was tight in the capital, they said. "President Isaias's historic visit is part and parcel of the consultative Tripartite Summits of the Heads of State and Government of Eritrea, Ethiopia…

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In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity

0 Visits: 23 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 18:47:14
The celebration, officially called the Nations and Nationalities Day, is supposed to highlight Ethiopia's more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups. Troupes from across the country came to the main stadium in the capital, Addis Ababa, in traditional dress playing their cultural instruments.

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Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

0 Visits: 33 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 23:59:44
On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, I asked a former pirate what attracted him to piracy in the first place. The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told me he was originally a fisherman and that was his main source of income but things changed when an illegal trawler destroyed…

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Undeniable: Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

0 Visits: 32 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 23:04:01
Fact check: Senior members of his election campaign and his immediate family had repeated Russian contacts, over business and politics, during Trump's 2015-2016 battle for the White House. MILITARY Investigators have records of emails, text messages, phone calls and face-to-face meetings showing…

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Brexit vote delay sinks sterling; dollar rebounds

0 Visits: 25 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 22:12:51
Safe-haven bids stoked a comeback for the greenback which suffered its steepest weekly drop versus a basket of currencies in three months last week. The dollar's snapback was limited as traders reduced their expectations that the Federal Reserve might pause its interest rate hikes sooner than previously…

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Communique: Empowering Kenyan Human Rights Defenders

0 Visits: 25 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 21:31:04
1. From 3 – 7 December 2018, the annual human rights defenders (HRD) flagship event was held in Nairobi, organised by DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K).

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0 Visits: 23 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 21:13:51
Dear colleagues, Front Line Defenders is currently acceptingnominations for the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

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Big trouble brewing in Somalia

0 Visits: 26 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 12:51:46
Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal agreed late Sunday to accept the motion, signed by 92 out of 275 legislators. FACTIONALISM The document accuses the president, commonly known as Farmajo, of violating the constitution "by engaging (in a) secret memorandum of understanding with foreign countries."…

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Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

0 Visits: 17 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 12:47:17
Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou's bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday China has stepped up pressure on Canada ahead of the resumed bail hearing for a senior Huawei executive who was arrested in Vancouver on a US warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief…

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DefendDefenders Newsletter - November 2018

0 Visits: 21 | Monday December 10, 2018 - 19:25:58
Dear friends and colleagues, Today is an important landmark, as we celebrate the International Human Rights Day, while commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The past month has been a proactive…

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Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

0 Visits: 29 | Monday December 10, 2018 - 00:07:07
"We have filed an impeachment against the president of the federal republic of Somalia," Abdikarim H. Abdi Buh said in a statement. Constitutionally, 92 lawmakers have to sign a motion for it to be submitted to the speaker. Parliament may debate the motion a week later. Somalia's parliament…

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Uganda oo Ciidamo cusub u soo diraysa Somaliya

0 Visits: 34 | Saturday December 08, 2018 - 23:04:40
Dowladda Uganda, ayaa sheegtay ciidan hor leh oo ka tirsan kuwa dalkeeda inay u soo dirayso Somaliya, si ay qayb uga noqdaan hawlgalka ciidamada Amisom ee Somaliya.

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