08 May 16

Africa: Journalists Highlight the State of Human Rights With Their Lives

On Tuesday, World Press Freedom Day recounted some of the most horrific cases of human rights violations against journalists and media officials. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the occasion by calling it a “great year for censorship,” ironically hailing the successes
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06 May 16

What Can the International Community Do About the Burundi Crisis?

With all efforts to resolve the Burundi crisis appearing to have reached stalemate, blood continues to flow in the conflict-ridden country. The United Nations, European Union, US and African Union (AU) have all been heavily involved in dialogue, but so
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06 May 16

Somalia: UK Troops Deployed to Help Fight Against Al-Shabaab

British troops have entered Somalia to join the United Nations mission against Islamist militant groups in the country.

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04 May 16

World Press Freedom Day Marks Another Year of Violence Against Journalists

Every year World Press Freedom Day tells some of the most horrific cases of violence against journalists from the last 12 months and previous years.

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03 May 16

Somali Refugee Sets Fire to Herself on Nauru Island

A young Somali woman is in critical condition after setting herself on fire on the island of Nauru.

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02 May 16

South Sudan: Is Peace Even Possible Under Current Leadership?

  Last week South Sudan formed its long-awaited transitional government – eight months after President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar committed to doing so in a peace deal signed last August. In the meantime, fighting between various rival groups in
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30 April 16

Sudan: Police Fire Tear Gas At Protests Against Student Killings

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday, after they demonstrated against the killing of a student the previous day.

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29 April 16

Rights Activist: More Than 1,000 Killed In Burundi Crisis

Burundi’s most prominent human rights activist says more than 1,000 people have been killed over the last year in the country.

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27 April 16

ISIS Claims Its First Attack In Somalia

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Somalia – its first carried out in East Africa.

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25 April 16

Sudan: Student Killing Ignites Anger, Protests

Thousands of students have staged protests in Sudan following the death of a fellow student in North Kordofan.

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