Human Rights

NRC: New displacement figures: 65.6 million people forced to flee

0 Visits: 73 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 15:00:59
Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people, according to a statement releaased by the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

0 Visits: 77 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 11:18:39
Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Sudan: End the miscarriage of justice against Dr Mudawi and his colleague

0 Visits: 114 | Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 12:15:39
The Sudanese authorities must immediately release prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and his colleague Hafiz Idris Eldoma, and halt its misguided assault on dissenting voices in the country, said Amnesty International as their trial begins in the capital Khartoum today.

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AMISOM dismisses International Refugee Rights Initiative research findings as highly flawed

0 Visits: 119 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 21:11:39
Mogadishu- (Horn Observer Online) The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dismisses as highly flawed, a research report on Somali perspectives on AMISOM published by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) titled 'They Say They Are Not Here To Protect Us', published on 31 May…

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Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing from South Sudan to Sudan

0 Visits: 124 | Tuesday May 30, 2017 - 17:56:45
Nairobi/Geneva (Horn Observer Online) – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of the year, fleeing violence and the looming threat of famine.

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Toward Free and Independent Media, Media Stakeholders Welcome Media Consultative Meeting Launched in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 193 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 23:20:24
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Somali media stakeholders welcomed a high level Consultative meeting aimed at strengthening of relations and cooperation between the federal level and the state level and private owned media; reviewing of the Media Law, was held in Mogadishu, in an attempt to create…

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Somalia: Rights Priorities for New Government

0 Visits: 225 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 23:06:29
Help At-Risk Civilians, Improve Oversight of Security Forces (Nairobi, May 3, 2017) – Somalia's new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch said today in a 10-point report on human rights priorities.…

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NUSOJ launches annual report on Somalia Press Freedom

0 Visits: 545 | Saturday January 21, 2017 - 15:45:29
Mogadishu - (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

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Clashes in Galkayo, Somalia Harm Civilians

0 Visits: 277 | Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 16:30:57
Laetitia Bader "We can't afford to keep fleeing," said "Halima," a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. "Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach…

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NUSOJ Welcomes the release of Xog-ogaal Editor

0 Visits: 356 | Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 22:40:59
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes with joy the release of the Xog-Ogaal Editor, Abdi Aden Guled by the Somali government on Tuesday October 18, 2016, around 8:30 PM local time.

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NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Says

0 Visits: 389 | Sunday October 16, 2016 - 16:20:33
Mogadishu, July 15, 2014 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of the editor in chief of Xog Ogaal newspaper Mr Abdi Aden Guuleed (Caanogeel) and the shut down of main office of the paper in Mogadishu on Saturday evening 15th October 2016.

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FESTU Condemns the Assassination of the Somali Prominent Journalist in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 396 | Thursday September 29, 2016 - 13:28:47
Mogadishu, SOMALIA: Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) strongly condemned the assassination of the prominent Somali Journalist, Abdiaziz Ali Haji who was killed in Mogadishu Yaqshid district by two unknown armed gunmen, NUSOJ reported.

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UNESCO and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights partner to fight impunity for crimes against journalists

0 Visits: 342 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:09:14
Paris, 05 September—The rate of impunity for crimes against journalists remains extremely high worldwide, according to UNESCO figures, which show that since 2006, fewer than 7% of these crimes have been brought to justice. In Africa, only five of the 131 murders of journalists committed between 2006…

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Stop the fighting in South Sudan and uphold international law, says ACT

0 Visits: 347 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 19:07:54
Geneva, 11 July 2016 The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed…

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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 441 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 19:11:41
(Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against…

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NUSOJ Condemns Acts of Threats and Intimidation Against Union officials in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 823 | Wednesday February 10, 2016 - 01:09:45
Mogadishu, February 10, 2016 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the act of threats and intimidations against the Union leaders, amid Somali media stakeholders continue their solidarity protests against the recent Somali high court decision.

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Witness Accounts of the Deadly terrorist attack at Lido beach in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 300 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 17:10:34
By Mohamed Osman Abdi "Black Cobra" - SONNA-Editor

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Dispatches: Somalia Should Make Concrete Pledges at Rights Council

0 Visits: 216 | Thursday January 21, 2016 - 17:17:19
By Laetitia Bader Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, a passionate Somali journalist, was sentenced in February 2013 to one year in prison. His crime? Interviewing a woman alleging rape by government security forces. The woman was also convicted of "tarnishing" state institutions. Both were eventually…

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"The cost of Human suffering over Negative Publicity Amounts to Suicide," says Prof. Ibbi

0 Visits: 389 | Saturday January 02, 2016 - 18:03:25
Mogadishu – More victims are beginning to speak out publicly over their experiences in negative and biased on-line publications, some of which amounted to death given the false allegations against them. The episode giving victims the opportunity to go public follows after the Somalia's Attorney…

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Somali Innocent Citizen Identified in a UN Report as A Suicide Bomber Demands Compensation

0 Visits: 389 | Friday November 20, 2015 - 17:52:52
MOGADISHU – A Somali innocent citizen who was identified in a UN Monitoring report as the suicide bomber who killed himself in Bosaso police station attack and killed a police commander on August 4, 2014, demanding compensation from the UN Monitoring Group for Eritrea and Somalia, Mohamed Abukar Zubeyr…

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