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Somali Refugees Abused and Detained in Ukraine

July 9, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Anna Malinovskaya Earlier this year, leading international Human Rights organizations reported the purportedly illegal detention and mistreatment of a group of Somali asylum seekers in Ukraine. On January 19, 2012, Amnesty International (AI) announced that about 60 Somali nationals, including 20 children, went on a hunger strike to protest against their “pointless” detention, […]

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The Day Women Activists Choose to Strip in Protest to Police Brutality

May 18, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy First it looked unbelievable and yet very real when one of the local television stations during the 9:00pm o’clock news on 23rd April continually showed scenes in which a police officer repeatedly squeezed the breasts of one of the opposition women leaders of Forum for Democratic Change. This was supposedly in […]

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When the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Are Subject to Restrictions: Government Proposes New Bill

April 8, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy-Uganda Article 19 of the UDHR states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. The ICCPR correspondingly reiterates the same in article 19 […]

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Commemorating International Women’s Day in Uganda

March 15, 2012

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  By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated every 8th of March may have passed, but the opinions of listeners on one of the local radio stations I tuned in on that morning still lingers in my mind. For over 50% of the listeners to believe that the day is “not relevant” anymore […]

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The Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009- What it Means for Women in Uganda

March 10, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy     First tabled on the floor of parliament in 2009, the bill was shelved citing “time constraints” and “controversial” clauses in the bill by sections of the public who said it needed re-examination. However, many women will have something to smile about when this bill is finally passed into law. […]

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Violence Against Men Continues to be Silenced

February 26, 2012

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By: Irene Madara Over the past several years, cases against women violence have hit the air waves throughout the world. So much attention has been given to the issue, with several organizations being established to empower women against physical and emotional abuse. In Kenya, it is no longer women alone who are abused but the […]

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Fighting Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda

February 17, 2012

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  By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a cultural ritual practiced in a number of countriesUgandainclusive. In this part of the world, it is practiced in three main tribes of the Pokot, Sabiny and Tepeth all found in the eastern part of the country. It is one of those rituals “believed” to […]

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Birom Christians Kill and Eat Muslims in Jos

February 10, 2012

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NIGERIA.— Many people had thought the battle between the Hausa-Fulani Muslims and Berom natives in Jos was over, after the re-election of Governor Jonah Jang. But the relative peace that was enjoyed in the last three months suffered a severe setback when groups of Muslim and Christian youths clashed . On the 29th of August, […]

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Human Rights and State Obligations. Should Boundaries Be Drawn?

February 8, 2012

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By : Yossa Immaculate Daisy Human rights are well regarded as those absolute fundamental freedoms to which a person is inherently entitled simply because one is a human being. The right to a peaceful assembly and association and right to freedom of movement are just a few of those rights as stipulated in Article 20 […]

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Time to Face the Truth as Boko Haram Kills Over Two Hundred in Friday Attack

February 2, 2012

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  By: Sule Muhammed Lawwal Friday 20th January, 2012 was a day that cannot be easily forgotten as Boko Haram struck the State Security Service (S.S.S) Head Quarters in Kano and other police stations in the state. The attacked was carried out by suicide bombers in cars who drove into the building, collapsing it. It […]

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Strike Ends in Nigeria, But the Victims Still Seek Justice

January 21, 2012

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By: Sule Mohammed Lawwal The week long strike by the Nigerian Labour Union ended on Monday 15th January, 2012. Exactly one week after the strike started the negotiation between the labour union and the government ended with N97 as the new price for P.M.S. The leader of the labour union Adulwaheed Omar announced the suspension […]

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Stop Dangerous Paid Kidney Donations by Nigerian Youths!

January 14, 2012

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Check out the new opinion piece by our correspondent Sule Muhammed Lawwal from Nigeria. Sule discusses the dangers of the paid kidney donation industry and its impact on Nigerian youth. http://voiceforhumanrights.org/opinion/

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Nigerian Labour Commences Strike and Continue Protests for Rights as Killings of Protesters By the Police Continues

January 14, 2012

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By: Sule Muhammed Lawwal The Nigerian Labour Congress (N.L.C) commenced its proposed strike against the government removal of fuel subsidy, 9th January, 2012. The strike is dominated by general protests for rights in the capital city and the entire nation of Nigeria. The protesters are not the poor masses alone but musicians, writers, ex-government officials […]

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Land Dispute Between Villages Claims 50 Lives in Nigeria

January 7, 2012

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By: Sule Muhammed Lawwal On 31 Saturday, December, 2011 the community of Ezillo was attacked by a neighbouring village named Ezza. The village of Ezillo was invaded by gunmen around 5:00 in the morning taking the villagers unaware. Several houses and cars were reportedly burnt down and several people were wounded and are now receiving […]

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Check Out the New Opinion Piece!

January 7, 2012

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Check out the new opinion piece by our correspondent Sule Muhammed Lawwal from Nigeria. Sule discusses the impact of the Nigerian fuel subsidy cuts on the Nigerian population and the resulting protests. http://voiceforhumanrights.org/opinion/

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2011, A Year Through Photographs

December 29, 2011

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2011 has been an incredible year. From the Arab Spring and Wallstreet protests to the Eurpean debt crisis and the death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011 has definitely been a year to remember. As we look back on the year and reflect, let us look back on the photos that captured those life changing moments […]

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UN Tribunal For Rwanda Sentences Ex-Mayor For His Role in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

November 18, 2011

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RWANDA.— Former mayor Gregoire Ndahimana, who was one of the most wanted suspects in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against humanity and genocide. “The chamber … found Ndahimana guilty of genocide and extermination by aiding and abetting as well as by virtue of his command responsibility over […]

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Ugandan High Court Sentences Man for the Brutal Murder of Gay Rights Activist

November 14, 2011

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UGANDA.— Enock Nsubuga has been sentenced by a Ugandan court for the brutal murder of gay rights activist David Kato. The 30 year sentence was passed down by Justice Joseph Mulangira after Nsubuga admitted to have murdered David Kato. Before he was murdered in January, Kato had been featured in an anti-gay tabloid, The Rolling […]

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Two Killed in Grenade Attack on Kenyan Church

November 10, 2011

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KENYA.— Two people were killed and five others injured when several grenades were thrown into an eastern Kenyan church. Rev. Ibrahim Makunyi, the head of the church, said the house that belonged to an church elder near the entrance of the church had been bombed. The pastor said the first grenade did not explode but […]

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Security Forces Attack Journalists and Protestors During an Anti-government Demonstration in Angola

September 11, 2011

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ANGOLA.— At least two dozens protestors were arrested after a protest turned violent in Luanda, Angola. The detained demonstrators are reportedly being held incommunicado, their whereabouts are unknown. The protest was organized  by a youth movement, the youths were unaffiliated with any major opposition parties. Reportedly, the protest ended when the police began beating protestors. […]

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