Africa

20.09.2015

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Photos of resistence

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Photos of resistence

The photos below are from two days ago when the population of Ouagadougou began a nonviolent protest, burning tires and building barricades in the streets. When the military arrived there was… »

18.09.2015

Foreign Policy Diary – Migration War

Foreign Policy Diary – Migration War

After the two World Wars of the 20th Century, the humanitarian and economic situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the former colonies of the West, became far worse than that that of the entire northern Eurasia, especially Europe. And after 1991, in other words, after… »

27.08.2015

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a long-awaited peace deal with rebels to end 20 months of deadly civil war in the African country following international pressure and a threat of sanctions by the United Nations. The signing ceremony of the power-sharing agreement — known as the Compromise… »

25.08.2015

South Sudan bishop calls for peace in Western Equatoria

South Sudan bishop calls for peace in Western Equatoria

As negotiations and the search for peace to end South Sudan’s civil war continues, CAFOD and Trocaire have joined Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in denouncing recent attacks and rise of insecurity in Western Equatoria state. Following incidences of violence in three counties, Mundri,… »

17.07.2015

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial by African Union

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial by African Union

What former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial in Senegal means for his victims by Jacqueline Moudeina Read this article in [ Bangla ( Bangladesh)]  [ Bahasa ( Indonesia)]  [Nepalis ( Nepal) ] [ Sinhala ( Sri Lanka) ] On July 20]… »

14.07.2015

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader… »

10.07.2015

South Sudan faces hunger and suffering on independence anniversary

South Sudan faces hunger and suffering on independence anniversary

South Sudan marks the fourth anniversary of its independence on 9th July 2015. While the country faced enormous development challenges after separating from Sudan, it was a time of great hope. Today, however, the world’s newest nation is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. The civil war that broke out in December… »

29.06.2015

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

While third-party certification systems for organic products are doing an excellent job at what they were designed for and have vastly increased the global market and awareness of organic products, Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) offer a complementary, low-cost, locally-based system of quality assurance, with a heavy emphasis on social control… »

16.06.2015

The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights

The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights

A Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 29th Session  WORLD: ‘The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights’ Mr. President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, what can we… »

05.06.2015

South Sudanese kids deported from Israel in Uganda

South Sudanese kids deported from Israel in Uganda

“…To a large extend, the official state of Israel seems to have forgotten, in this sad moment of history, many of the moral commitments that underlay its foundation and its existence. But there is also something else in Israel that I believe is rather unique. Many people in Israel oppose… »

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