Human Rights

UGANDA: Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

0 Visits: 291 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 21:23:18
Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police' Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories.

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Somalia: A Freelance Cameraman Dies and 4 Other Journalists Wounded After Mogadishu's Suicide Attack

0 Visits: 328 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 19:06:31
Mogadishu: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to heavily populated KM5 junction in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people on Saturday afternoon.

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Somaliland Journalist faces 18 Month jail term over criminal defamation and publishing false news

0 Visits: 243 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 08:08:00
Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer.

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Somalia Forum Highlights the Situation of Young Prisoners in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 278 | Sunday October 08, 2017 - 20:35:18
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somali Youth Cluster organized Dhugaal forum in Mogadishu on Saturday, to highlight the situation of the young prisoners in Mogadishu central Jail.

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Somalia: Teachers at the Somali National University Go on Strike over Non-Payment of Salaries

0 Visits: 842 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 22:51:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Teachers at the Somali National University (SNU) went on strike on Saturday, after the Federal government of Somalia failed to pay their salaries for the past 6 months.

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Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge

0 Visits: 215 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 08:26:36
New York, -Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Kenya watchdog says investigating police over actions at university

0 Visits: 326 | Saturday September 30, 2017 - 20:44:33
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan government watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether police had assaulted students during protests this week at the University of Nairobi over the detention of an opposition lawmaker.

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Somalia: Statement at the House of the People on the Amended Media law

0 Visits: 464 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 22:34:40
MOGADISU (Press release) Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) on Saturday 23 September 2017 presented the amended media law before the House of the People in order for the parliamentarians to take their constitutional…

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Somalia: Media Stakeholders Discuss Somali Media Bill in Mogadishu Forum

0 Visits: 401 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 06:18:16
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Parliamentarians' and media stakeholders' forum was held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Mogadishu, the Somalia's capital, aimed at providing comprehensive inputs for amendment to the Somali Media Bill approved by the Cabinet in July 2017, NUSOJ said.

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6 Alleged Somali Pirates in Yemen jail since 2009 Plead for Help

0 Visits: 580 | Saturday September 16, 2017 - 22:03:37
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) 6 alleged Somali pirates who are currently jailed inside a prison at the Yemen capital, San'a plead for help from the Federal government of Somalia, the group said in an interview with Horn Observer.

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Al-Shabaab Releases Local Female Aid Workers on Ransom in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 514 | Tuesday September 12, 2017 - 14:11:46
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Al-Shabaab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda, released female aid workers, who the group hijacked at the border town of Far Libah area in Hiiraan region two months ago, SONNA reported

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Burundi committing crimes against humanity, says report

0 Visits: 302 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 21:16:37
JOHANNESBURG — Crimes against humanity are being committed in Burundi, according to a United Nations commission of inquiry.

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Facebook lambasted over ransom video of Libyan Gangmasters abusing migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia

0 Visits: 362 | Saturday August 26, 2017 - 07:28:39
LONDON - People smugglers are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants in order to extort ransom money from their families, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday.

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Somalia: Cabinet Approves National Statistics Bill

0 Visits: 289 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 23:37:34
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Council of Ministers of Somalia on Thursday approved National Statistics bill, while two new draft bills were distributed for reading, officials said.

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Somalia: Somali Journalists Call for the Release of the Imprisoned Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba

0 Visits: 455 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 22:07:16
GAROWE, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali Journalists joined the global media community in demanding the release of the Cameroonian journalist who was sentenced to 10 years in Prison by a military court in April this year.

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Uganda: Police stones journalists as they cover staff quarters on fire

0 Visits: 402 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 21:32:56
Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the same police station. The journalists who were stoned are Nassaka Joweria (Kingdom TV), Ivan Mbadhi (BBS TV), Rachel Mabala (Daily Monitor)…

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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

0 Visits: 230 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 08:31:23
KAMPALA, Uganda: The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

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Somalia: Lawmakers Call for the Release of a Somali Man detained by NISA Over unfavorable Comments

0 Visits: 326 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 13:06:58
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali parliamentarians and civic leaders called upon the Federal Government of Somalia to unconditionally release a Somali man who was detained by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

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Somalia: Journalist is Freed after Spending 6 days in Garowe Jail

0 Visits: 320 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 08:44:19
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland's Nugaal Region's first grade court freed on Saturday Omar Mohamed aka Omar Dheere on bail, after spending 6 days in jail without charges.

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Somalia: Ministry of Women and Human Rights accused of Rights Violations against Job Seekers

0 Visits: 337 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 10:19:16
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Ministry of Women and Human Rights of Somalia have been accused to have employed tactics which might discriminate job seekers, after the ministry posted an online form that identifies the job seekers clan identity.

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