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Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

Members of the European Union parliament voted to keep sanctions on the Government of Burundi. They say human right violations persist. The Government of Burundi accuses the EU of being partial. On 6 July, EU parliamentarians adopted a resolution on Burundi in which they uphold the decision of the European Union to suspend financial aid […]

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This solidarity event called by the Andalusian Federation of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara (FANDAS) […]

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek dubbed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, “victorious” the firm commitment of the Africa Union’s heads of State and government, who met at the 29th AU Summit, in favour of the Sahrawi cause. “It is an important victory,” said Ould Salek, speaking to the press on the sidelines […]

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

The African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government has adopted today the decisions of the African Peace and Security Council on the situation of peace and security in Africa, welcoming the international efforts aimed at speeding up a solution to the Sahrawi issue. The African Union (AU) has recently adopted a resolution proposed […]

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

‘F#$% White People’ Not Hate Speech, South African Court Rules

‘F#$% White People’ Not Hate Speech, South African Court Rules

It is not surprising that the Chief Magistrate of Cape Town earlier this week ruled that the work of art by Dean Hutton (which includes a repetition of the phrase “Fuck White People”) did not constitute hate speech. The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) specifically excludes bona fide engagement in […]

Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Long before President Edgar Lungu graced the screens on national television on the evening of July 5 to announce what his critics quickly labelled a state of emergency, there had been a build of tension in the country. Occasional fires were set on public property, with courts, electricity supply lines, and markets among popular targets […]

‘It’s Time to Get Tough on Eritrea’

‘It’s Time to Get Tough on Eritrea’

In the course of the all-embracing efforts to pursue regional integration in the Horn, the Eritrean regime’s belligerent behaviour towards it neighbours and its unholy marriage with insurgents is posing threats to regional stability and peace. The Asmara regime’s recent incursion in the disputed area along the Djibouti border is raising a red flag. And […]

EU Musn’t Ignore Human Rights in Giving Eritrea Aid – Activists

EU Musn’t Ignore Human Rights in Giving Eritrea Aid – Activists

Eritrean activists visited Brussels this week to lobby the European Union over alleged human rights abuses committed by the authorities in Asmara. The campaigners are worried that the EU is ignoring violations committed by the Eritrean government and continues to provide development aid with no strings attached. The European Parliament is expected to vote on […]

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