Apr 11th, 2014
By Awol K Allo, Aljazeera In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 14:06 Awol K Allo Awol K. Allo is a Fellow in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A high profile trial against protest leaders –...
Apr 3rd, 2014
By Omar McDoom Rwanda’s genocide, twenty years ago this month, symbolizes the zenith of ethnic violence in Africa and international indifference toward it. How did this defining event change our world? It is true that mass atrocity is still not a ghost of the past and international inaction in the...
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2013
The UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, says Sri Lanka has broken its promise to improve human rights in the island nation. Pillay said the Rajapaksa regime had failed to investigate atrocities, as it promised the UN a year ago, and that opposition leaders were still being killed or abduc...
Oct 3rd, 2012
Mark Tran, guardian.co.uk, LSE’s Professor James Putzel warns against aid donors sticking rigidly to formulas on democracy, human rights and governance Donors have acted hastily in suspending aid to Rwanda over allegations that it is supporting a rebel insurgency in the neighbouring Democratic ...
Nov 22nd, 2011
London – Saif al-Islam’s links to Britain came in for fresh scrutiny Monday after his arrest, as analysts warned a trial might reveal more embarrassing details about his dealings with the British establishment. The 39-year-old son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been at th...
Nov 20th, 2011
A month after Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed, his son Saif al-Islam was seized without a fight by Libyan militiamen who are now holding him in their mountain stronghold until Tripoli has a government to try him. “The final of act of the Libyan drama”, as a spokesman for the forme...
Mar 11th, 2011
The scandal almost destroyed his career and left his presidency permanently tainted. But 15 years on, Bill Clinton’s former intern Monica Lewinsky has not got married or had children because she is reportedly still in love with him and ‘always will be’. Miss Lewinsky, 37, has run a succes...
Mar 10th, 2011
Cambridge is the most highly regarded UK university in the world, according to new research. The prestigious institution came third in a table ranking universities exclusively on their reputation among academics worldwide. The UK had two institutions in the top 10 – along with Cambridge, Oxford...