Archive | March 22, 2017

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today Scottish parliament expected to back 2nd independence referendum (rt) — Scottish MPs are expected to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second independence referendum when they vote later on Wednesday. The ballot for a section 30 order, the mechanism authorizing a […]

“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues

“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues European Parliament, Brussels The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) and MEP Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), will be holding a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The primary aim of […]

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa (Addis Standard) — Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of […]

Ten killed as Samburu, Borana herders clash in Isiolo – Citizen Digital

Ten killed as Samburu, Borana herders clash in Isiolo By Josiah Mugo For Citizen Digital Kenya (Citizen Digital) — Ten people were killed in fresh clashes pitting Borana and Samburu herders in Kom area of Isiolo on Monday. According to Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya, six of the victims were Boranas, four Samburus with the […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit (The Guardian) — An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were […]

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea The refugees and migrants were rescued on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, IOM says. More than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take […]

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearings

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearings (ACLU) — The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Washington, […]

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