Stop Targeted Repression and Double Standards, UN Rights Experts Tell DR Congo Authorities

[UN News] Raising alarm over “double standards” applied by the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – allowing pro-government youths to conduct public political activities while repressing dissenting voices – a group of United Nati…

[UN News] Raising alarm over "double standards" applied by the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - allowing pro-government youths to conduct public political activities while repressing dissenting voices - a group of United Nations rights experts today called on the Government to end the "targeted repression" and to guarantee conditions that allow fundamental rights and freedoms to be exercised peacefully.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

UNICEF and Partners Begin Mass Vaccinations to Tackle Serious Measles Outbreak

[UN News] Following a major measles outbreak in Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners supported a swift delivery of 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to Kismayo along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost the immunity of…

[UN News] Following a major measles outbreak in Somalia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners supported a swift delivery of 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to Kismayo along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost the immunity of the some 54,000 children under the age of 10 that are expected to be vaccinated.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Visits Modimolle Mdr TB Hospital, 20 Dec

[SA Govt] The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and top management of the National Department of Health will tomorrow embark on a fact finding (mission) visit to Limpopo’s MDR TB Hospital following allegations of neglect that apparently led to de…

[SA Govt] The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and top management of the National Department of Health will tomorrow embark on a fact finding (mission) visit to Limpopo's MDR TB Hospital following allegations of neglect that apparently led to death of a patient and the use of unsuitable protective masks at the facility.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Investigation – Inside Nigeria’s Toxic ‘Tokunbo’ Trade

[Premium Times] Whenever 44-year-old Umeh goes to Billstrasse, Hamburg’s main district for used electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), his main task is how to get the best deals for used products. Crammed with various shops and garages, about half …

[Premium Times] Whenever 44-year-old Umeh goes to Billstrasse, Hamburg's main district for used electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), his main task is how to get the best deals for used products. Crammed with various shops and garages, about half of which are devoted to sale and transportation of used goods, Billstrasse is about five kilometres from Hamburg's harbour, one of the busiest ports in Europe.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Does Today’s Civil Disobedience Represent a Popular Uprising?

[Radio Dabanga] Dabanga Sudan -Whether the 19 December Civil Disobedience actions in Khartoum will shake the ruling power and have an effect on the recent austerity measures or not, from a historical perspective today’s mass strike resembles protests w…

[Radio Dabanga] Dabanga Sudan -Whether the 19 December Civil Disobedience actions in Khartoum will shake the ruling power and have an effect on the recent austerity measures or not, from a historical perspective today's mass strike resembles protests which twice ousted military presidents in the country's past.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Family of Detained Human Rights Defender Concerned About His Safety

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The family of the well-known Sudanese human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim, who is being held incommunicado by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) expressed their concern about his safety in a statement on…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The family of the well-known Sudanese human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim, who is being held incommunicado by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) expressed their concern about his safety in a statement on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Advisers Still Want Magu for Anti-Graft Top Job

[Premium Times] Hours after the Nigerian Senate rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption wrote to advise President Muhammadu Bu…

[Premium Times] Hours after the Nigerian Senate rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption wrote to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to re-submit his name to the lawmakers, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

End Gender Violence in Elections – Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians

[Independent (Kampala)] Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Rebecca Kadaga has urged fellow legislators to help end violence targeted at women during elections.

[Independent (Kampala)] Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Rebecca Kadaga has urged fellow legislators to help end violence targeted at women during elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda