Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Nicholas Ibekwe – AllAfrica – Thursday, 16 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu. Ms. Alemu, 34, who is also a teacher, was jailed under […]

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic freedoms it spent decades fighting its northern neighbor for. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, after decades of rebellion against Khartoum. Today, […]

Massive rapes & conflict displacement hit DR Congo mining region

Massive rapes & conflict displacement hit DR Congo mining region

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Bunia, DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, AFRICA: For the past 10 months, a little-known conflict in a marginalized corner of northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has left a trail of killing, abduction, rape and forced displacement, with few signs of an imminent resolution. The epicentre of the conflict is […]

African court elects new [woman] president

African court elects new [woman] president

Marc Nkwame – In2EastAfrica – Tuesday, 25 September 2012 (originally published 19 Sept) Justice Akuffo who was elected during the court’s 26th ordinary session which was preceded by the swearing-in ceremony of ACHPR judges, had previously served as the Pan-African court’s Vice President. The terms of both the President and Vice-President of the court, whose […]

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

WNN Breaking (WNN) Moreton-in-Marsh, ENGLAND: With a combined effort to ensure policies that promote the inclusion of indigenous people worldwide who face corporate development land projects without their consent or cooperation, indigenous groups are calling upon the GIF – Global Environment Facility to help bring better standards and safety to what is often “a rushed […]