Human Rights

One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

0 Visits: 261 | 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: 351 | 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: 350 | 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: 359 | 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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Somalia: CPJ Demands Immediate Release of a Journalist Detained without charge in Puntland

0 Visits: 296 | Thursday August 10, 2017 - 07:47:39
Nairobi --Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in…

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Somalia Minister of Information Meets with Representatives from the Disability Group

0 Visits: 211 | Tuesday August 08, 2017 - 22:13:02
Mogadishu (press release) HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim today met representatives of the Disability Group to discuss best ways to promoting and raising public awareness to the public on the plight of disability people.

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Somalia: NUSOJ Condemns the Arbitrary Arrest of a Journalist in Garowe, Puntland

0 Visits: 324 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 21:41:18
MOGADISHU: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arbitrary and detention of a Somali journalist on late Sunday, 6 August, 2017 in Garowe, Puntland.

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Somalia: Prominent Journalist Detained in Puntland Over Critical Reporting

0 Visits: 525 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 23:30:07
GAROWE (Horn Observer) The Puntland police have on late Sunday night arrested Omar Mohamed, a prominent journalist and press freedom advocate in Garowe the capital of Puntland administration, witnesses said.

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Somalia: NISA detains a Somali Photographer in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 605 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 23:12:14
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested a renowned photographer Mukhtar Nuur who is spending the third day in a detention center manned by group, the media watchdog said.

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A Somali National in Saudi Arabia Appeals to the Federal Government of Somalia for Help

0 Visits: 376 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 17:40:13
JEDDAH (Horn Observer) A video that appeared on youtube recently shows a Somali national in Saudi Arabia appealing to the Federal Government of Somalia for help, after Saudi government imposed heavy taxes on foreign nationals including the Somalis

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Somali American Academic Selected as US Youth Observer to the UN

0 Visits: 882 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 23:51:54
WASHINGTON (Horn Observer) A Somali American academic has been selected as United States Youth Observer to the United Nations, according to statement released by the US Department of State

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Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages, Abduct Civilians and Stole Livestock- HRW

0 Visits: 248 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 21:26:22
Nairobi (Horn Observer) The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock,…

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Somalia: Tension Rises in the Town of Belet Hawo Over the Murder of 4 Prisoners

0 Visits: 357 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 00:38:57
BELET-HAWO (Horn Observer) The tension of the town of Belet Hawo has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours over the murder of four suspects who were killed without court orders, leading to the arrest of the administration officials.

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Somalia: 40 Somali Journalists Receive Child Rights Training in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 336 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 23:18:36
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) 40 Somali journalists from 20 media stations received three day seminar on Child Right in Mogadishu, in attempt to boost the capacity of the local journalists, Somalia's journalists Union said.

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNICEF Train Journalists on Child Rights

0 Visits: 477 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 20:24:21
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Saturday launched a 3 day long training on Child rights in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Somalia: Puntland Court Freed Online Journalist Jailed for 14 Days Without Charges

0 Visits: 368 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 20:57:21
GAROWE, Somalia, July 16 (Horn Observer) A first Grade Court of Nugal region has on Sunday ordered the release of an online journalist, who was jailed for 14 days without charges.

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Somalia: Woman injured by shrapnel from Al-Shabaab planted IED is recuperating in hospital - Statement

0 Visits: 257 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 14:50:42
Mogadishu, 16 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) would like to repudiate allegations by a local media organization, which claimed that its convoy killed a woman in Albao area, 20kms northwest of Mogadishu, on July 9, 2017. In the interest of the people of Somalia, AMISOM would…

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Rights Groups demand the Release of a Journalist Detained in Hargeysa - Somaliland

1 Visits: 577 | Sunday July 09, 2017 - 08:18:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Rights groups demanded from the Somaliland authorities to release a journalist working for the Goobjoog Media who was detained by the Somaliland police at the Hargeysa airport on Saturday, Somalia's goobjoog media reports

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Puntland Authorities Arrest Journalist for Critisizing the Administration

0 Visits: 245 | Saturday July 08, 2017 - 23:30:34
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland authorities arrested an online journalist for critisizing the Puntland government, in an attempt to muscle the media freedoms in the regions, officials said.

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Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections, CPJ says

0 Visits: 182 | Thursday July 06, 2017 - 22:58:31
NAIROBI (Horn Observer) — Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead of general elections due to take place August 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement.

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