Human Rights

Somalia Minister of Information Meets with Representatives from the Disability Group

0 Visits: 247 | 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: 417 | 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: 654 | 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: 760 | 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: 456 | 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: 1856 | 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: 315 | 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: 528 | 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: 422 | 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: 615 | 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: 488 | 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: 315 | 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: 683 | 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: 316 | 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: 268 | 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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NRC: New displacement figures: 65.6 million people forced to flee

0 Visits: 299 | 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: 361 | 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: 310 | 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: 284 | 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: 339 | 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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