Human Rights

African Union Commission rejects allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops in Somalia

0 Visits: 157 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 17:47:07
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: The African Union Commission has rejected allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops contained in a report launched by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Human Rights and Protection Group (HRPG) and the United Nations High Commission for Human…

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Somalia: NUSOJ and member Journalists Attend the Burial of Murdered Somali journalist

0 Visits: 349 | Tuesday December 12, 2017 - 15:08:23
MOGADISHU, Somalia: Relatives, journalist colleagues and friends attended on Tuesday morning 12 December,2017 the funeral of Somali journalist killed yesterday (Sunday) evening in Mogadishu ,the capital city of Somalia .

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Somalia: Young Somali TV journalist killed in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 375 | Monday December 11, 2017 - 22:43:22
Mogadishu, December 11, 2017 . The National Union of Somali Journalists is deeply shocked and condemns by the senseless murder of the Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Monday December 11, 2017 .

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Uganda: Court remands the red pepper directors and editors for two more weeks

0 Visits: 137 | Wednesday December 06, 2017 - 11:18:58
Kampala, 06th/December/2017: The jailed five (5) Red Pepper Directors and three (3) senior Editors have been sent back on remand at Luzira prison for another two weeks until the 19th/ December 2017.

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Somalia adopts the review of the comprehensive National Strategy for P/CVE

0 Visits: 528 | Wednesday November 29, 2017 - 08:45:18
Somalia adopts the review of the Comprehensive National Strategy for Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) and Action Plan during the High Level Meeting on Strand 4, P/CVE that took place in Mogadishu on 28 November 2017.

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Somalia Statement on the UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY, 2017

0 Visits: 396 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 22:58:42
Today 20 November, 2017 the Federal Government of Somalia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Universal Children's Day. We recall that on 20th November, 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to indicate that the world had accepted that…

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Shuttering Social Media During Somaliland's Elections: Access to Information Crucial for Free, Fair Vote

0 Visits: 415 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 14:50:34
By Laetitia Bader: - On November 13, the self-declared autonomous state of Somaliland will be holding presidential elections, the third since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991. The incumbent is stepping down and the elections are pitting the ruling party's candidate against two opponents,…

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Somalia: NUSOJ Provides assistance Money both to the Wounded and families of killed Journalists

0 Visits: 596 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 09:14:04
MOGADISHU, October 31, 2017: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) contributed to medical costs of three Somali journalists who were wounded in the Mogadishu truck bombing on Saturday 14th of October, 2017, as well as to funeral expenses for two killed journalists.

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNSOM Train in Baidoa 25 Journalists on Freedom of Expression and Human Rights

0 Visits: 375 | Monday October 23, 2017 - 20:45:31
BAIDOA (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) with the support of United Nations Assistance Mission For Somalia UNSOM particularly the UN Human Rights Protection Section organised two days training for 25 journalists in South West Regional State on freedom of expression and…

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

0 Visits: 617 | 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: 496 | 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: 360 | 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: 584 | 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: 1043 | 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: 277 | 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: 378 | 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: 525 | 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: 481 | 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: 661 | 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: 575 | 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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