Africa

23.02.2016

Africa Launches Largest Trading Block with 620 Million Consumers

Africa Launches Largest Trading Block with 620 Million Consumers

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* 22 February 2016 (IPS) – More than 1,500 public and private business delegates and state leaders agreed on 20-21 February… »

15.02.2016

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V.: New elections in Uganda are to be held imminently. It is most likely that the  president of the country, Yoweri Museveni, who is running for his seventh term will remain president of Uganda, as usual, after these elections. However, I am not concerned about who will be the… »

12.02.2016

Have a Heart, GODIVA!

Have a Heart, GODIVA!

Dear Reader, Tell Godiva to have a heart for cocoa farmers this Valentine’s Day! Send a message urging Godiva to trace the cocoa it uses and ensure the farmers who grow it will earn their fair share!There are unsavory ingredients in Godiva’s chocolate: farmer poverty and child… »

12.02.2016

Central African Republic: UN Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses

Central African Republic: UN Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses

Human Wrongs Watch 10 February 2016 – As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new UN report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation’s capital late last year has prompted the… »

04.02.2016

Cameron at large: Want Not to Become a Terrorist? Speak Fluent English!

Cameron at large: Want Not to Become a Terrorist? Speak Fluent English!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* Cairo, 4 February 2016 (IPS) – “Do you speak English fluently? No? Then you risk to become a terrorist!.” IPS posed this dilemma to some young Muslim women living in… »

23.01.2016

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa: Grassroots Advocates’ Strategies & Lessons By: Stephanie Booker, Rachael Knight, Marena Brinkhurst In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural… »

15.01.2016

South Africa: Rhodes must fall

South Africa:  Rhodes must fall

PRESS RELEASE Rhodes Must Fall Colonialism Reparation supports the requests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and invites all academic institutions to decolonize their past repairing the abuses committed. On April 9, 2015, after a month of protests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and following the positive… »

13.01.2016

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Three of the world’s biggest food producers including Nestlé, have been indicted for using unpaid children to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The US Supreme Court on Monday accused Nestlé, Archer-Daniels-Midland, and Cargill of aiding and abetting human rights violations by purchasing cocoa from Ivory Coast in full knowledge of… »

11.01.2016

Africa Focuses on Women Rights, Reaffirms Solidarity with Sahrawi People in Struggle for Self Determination

Africa Focuses on Women Rights, Reaffirms Solidarity with Sahrawi People in Struggle for Self Determination

Human Wrongs Watch The African Union (AU) will hold it 26th Summit from 21st to the 31st January 2016, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women.”… »

31.12.2015

Somalia: historical look as ISIS makes recruiting inroads

Somalia: historical look as ISIS makes recruiting inroads

Fighting amongst neighboring peoples has been endemic throughout the history of humanity.  From biblical clashes in Assyria to the civil war raging in Syria today, there is always turmoil brewing between two or more rival ethnic groups.  They can take the form of prolonged struggles or they can seemingly crop… »

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