Switzerland

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign The Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign, welcomes the United Nations Special Rapporteur comments on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Sheila B. Keetharuth,’s warning about persisting human rights violations in the Eritrea and par...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2014
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Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Acted Strangely Before Hijacking, Family Says NAIROBI, Kenya—Family members of the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who commandeered his plane in a bid for asylum in Switzerland said Wednesday he had been acting strangely before the hijacking. The younger sister of Hailemedhin Abera ...
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In Article
Feb 18th, 2014
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By David Blair, Telegraph Repression, rigged elections and bans on leaving the country mean it’s no surprise that a co-pilot wanted out, writes David Blair Desperate migrants go to extreme lengths to leave their homelands, but only a select few resort to hijacking. The Ethiopian Airlines co-pil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 17th, 2014
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 Police officers help passengers disembark from the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 at Cointrin Airport in Geneva February 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse     (Reuters) – The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight surrendered to Swiss authorities in Genev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2014
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Feruz Kaissy Every year around 20,000 Eritreans aged between 17 and 50 years are forced to enroll in national service to serve the country’s political regime. Citizens are required to work for unspecified periods, in slave-like conditions, or face incarceration in Eritrea’s notorious pris...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 7th, 2013
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BBC News (Geneva) – The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean has, not before time, human rights groups say, put the spotlight on the situations which drive people to make the perilous boat journey to Europe, and the many dangers they face along the way. It is believed most of the dead came from Eritre...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Aug 19th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail soon after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer and a judicial source said on Monday. Mubarak, 85, was arrested after he was ousted. In scenes that mesmeri...
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In Europe Soccer
Mar 16th, 2013
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English trio Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle all managed to avoid one another as the Europa League quarter-final draw was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland yerterday. Dethroned Champions League winners Chelsea host Russian club Rubin Kazan in their first leg on April 4 while Tottenham a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 5th, 2012
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Switzerland is set to expose public officers who stashed away looted funds in the country’s banks, just as it announced yesterday that the country new laws did not allow anonymous bank accounts in Swiss banks. The Swiss Government also announced that $700 million, out of the reported $1 billion loot ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Nov 20th, 2012
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A UBS trader was today sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of the UK’s biggest ever fraud when he lost £1.4bn for his Swiss employer. Former public schoolboy Kweku Adoboli, 32, was  ‘a gamble or two away from destroying Switzerland’s largest bank for his own ga...