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Ghana : President to meet refugees as one sues

Ghana : President to meet refugees as one sues

A Liberian government delegation is scheduled to meet President John Agyekum Kufuor on Wednesday for talks on the standoff between the government and Liberian...
French police abuse African lawyer

French police abuse African lawyer

Several Mauritanian NGOs under the umbrella National Human Rights Forum (FONADH) have slammed "the violence and abuses" of the French police against lawyer Fatimata...
Gov’t apologizes as refugees return to camp

Gov’t apologizes as refugees return to camp

A number of Liberian refugees who were removed from the refugee camp last Monday following weeks of illegal demonstrations have been returned to the...
Former Egyptian presidential candidate will remain in prison

Former Egyptian presidential candidate will remain in prison

Egypt's highest court Monday turned down another bid by jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour to be released from prison, due to his medical condition. His...
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Rights group demands justice for 44 persons murdered in Gambia

Scores of human rights activists and families of some 44 Ghanaians and other nationals allegedly killed in the Gambia in July 2005 while trying...
Africa seeks ways to end violence against women

Africa seeks ways to end violence against women

Delegates from around Africa Wednesday began a three-day colloquium, seeking to break a pervasive wall of silence on endless acts of violence committed every...
First ladies fight for peace

First ladies fight for peace

In a bid to support initiatives to restore and strengthen peace on the unrest-prone continent, wives of African heads of state or their representatives...
UNODC

“Equality Now” urges UNODC forum to address sex trafficking

Equality Now, an international human rights organization, Thursday called on governments to make specific commitments to end sex trafficking. The organization said it was...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

France supports Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch Minister who has received death threats for her views on radical islam. Paris is examining how...
Sexuality: Young Africans demand fundamental human rights

Sexuality: Young Africans demand fundamental human rights

African youths attending the third Africa Sexuality Conference here have asked that they be given their fundamental human rights, which include their sexuality rights....
CPJ urges Cote d’Ivoire to lift RFI suspension

CPJ urges Cote d’Ivoire to lift RFI suspension

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Ivorian authorities to immediately lift the indefinite suspension of the FM broadcasts of the...
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Reforming the Congo’s security forces

Five years after its war officially ended, insecurity and rights violations remain widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of the problem...
Nigeria: Gas flaring wrecking Delta communities

Nigeria: Gas flaring wrecking Delta communities

Civil society groups in the Niger Delta region have warned that the government is destroying communities’ health and Nigeria’s environment by flouting laws against...
DRC: Poor harvest threatens food security, transport problems close feeding centre

DRC: Poor harvest threatens food security, transport problems close feeding centre

Many tens of thousands of displaced people in Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-ridden South Kivu province face serious food shortages in the coming months...
Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Some 10 minutes after leaving the jetty in the Nigerian border village of Ikang, our speedboat pulls up to a muddy bank now under...
MAURITANIA-SENEGAL: Is Mauritania ready for its refugees?

MAURITANIA-SENEGAL: Is Mauritania ready for its refugees?

Mauritania, Senegal and the UN Refugee Agency recently signed an agreement that could turn the page on an ugly history in Mauritania, where 75,000...
Bill Gates, the new aid giant

Bill Gates, the new aid giant

Can the entrepreneurial zeal, innovation and super-size budgets of private foundations succeed where a sclerotic and undisciplined international aid industry has failed? Or is...
Nigeria: Government hits tobacco companies with whopping law suit

Nigeria: Government hits tobacco companies with whopping law suit

The Nigerian federal government filed a suit in the High Court of Abuja on Tuesday against tobacco companies British-American Tobacco, Philip Morris International, and...
Biafra separatist leader free and defiant

Biafra separatist leader free and defiant

The jailed leader of a separatist movement in the south-east of Nigeria known formerly as Biafra was released from detention at the end of...
New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

This village seems typical of villages in northern Senegal - with thatched huts, women cooking on outdoor fires, children playing and men sitting under...
WESTERN SAHARA: Families unite but not for long

WESTERN SAHARA: Families unite but not for long

Sixteen years after the UN brokered a ceasefire in Western Sahara the peace process has stalled and little has changed for the Sahrawi people...
Media rights NGO demands guaranteed freedom of expression

Media rights NGO demands guaranteed freedom of expression

A media rights NGO on Tuesday called on the newly-inaugurated transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to use the current...