Amnesty International

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Apr 14th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, the people of Rwanda began a solemn week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, Hutu extremist leaders in government, their political supporters and organized militiamen coordinated a systematic killing spree...
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi. Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been ...
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Andrew Noakes After months of emergency rule and military operations in Nigeria’s north-east, a few weeks ago Boko Haram launched a comprehensive and audacious assault on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. In a multi-pronged attack, hundreds of insurgents reportedly targeted the city’s militar...
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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By Jonas Clinton As the most educated Ethiopian immigrants migrate to North America looking for economical opportunities, it has been suggested, and most will end up being stalwart of customer service jobs such as driving taxis and ultimately shutter an Ethiopian dream of being useful to their home c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 21st, 2014
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The decision taken Thursday by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justice for the victims of serious crimes following elections three years ago, said Amnesty International. ...
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In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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By Betre Yacob Ethiopian journalists have successfully established a new nation-wide non partisan and independent professional association, which is unique of its kind. The first general assembly meeting of the association was colourfully held yesterday on 30 January 2014 in Addis Ababa. The new asso...
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Jan 28th, 2014
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National Report Submitted to the Human Rights Council by Government of Eritrea (GoE) November 2013: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G13/185/01/PDF/G1318501.pdf?OpenElement Responses by Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE) to the Eritrean National Report V. Progress on UPR Recommendations ...
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In Nigeria
Dec 12th, 2013
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A U.S. delegation traveled to Nigeria December 7-11 on a fact-finding mission on the subject of oil theft and related revenue loss, at the request of the Government of Nigeria. The delegation, led by Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy for Energy at the Department of State, and the Honorable Sha...
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Nov 24th, 2013
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Editors of Ethiopian Observer The killings, torture or inhuman treatment of fellow Ethiopians and the deaf ear of the West that claims they have the highest regard for Humanity, seems to have lost their collective conscience. What is happening in Saudi Arabia against Ethiopians gruesome torture, rape...
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Oct 10th, 2013
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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Here is...