UN Reports on Violations of Freedom of Opinion and Expression

[UN News] Undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan, a new United Nations human rights report has revealed.

[UN News] Undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a "chilling effect" and "further shrinking the space for debate and dissent" in war-torn South Sudan, a new United Nations human rights report has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

UN Probe’s Findings Should be World’s Wake-Up Call, Says Amnesty

[AI London] Responding to today’s UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan report detailing horrific human rights violations committed by soldiers in South Sudan, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the H…

[AI London] Responding to today's UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan report detailing horrific human rights violations committed by soldiers in South Sudan, Seif Magango, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

UN Probe Accuses More Than 40 Military Officials of War Crimes

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Geneva/Nairobi -We have identified more than forty senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan, said the Commission on Human Rights in …

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Geneva/Nairobi -We have identified more than forty senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan, said the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan*.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

The Stick and Carrot Solution

[Cameroon Tribune] Specialists have said it and said it repeatedly. The maturity of a parent is his or her ability to readjust to the biological evolution of his or her children. They equally describe child rearing or better still parenting as the proc…

[Cameroon Tribune] Specialists have said it and said it repeatedly. The maturity of a parent is his or her ability to readjust to the biological evolution of his or her children. They equally describe child rearing or better still parenting as the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Editor Fights Criminal Defamation Charges Over Satire

[Lesotho Times] PROMINENT South African lawyer, Advocate Gilbert Marcus, has urged the Constitutional Court to strike down the criminal defamation law, saying it has the “chilling effect” of muzzling the press in violation of the freedom of expression …

[Lesotho Times] PROMINENT South African lawyer, Advocate Gilbert Marcus, has urged the Constitutional Court to strike down the criminal defamation law, saying it has the "chilling effect" of muzzling the press in violation of the freedom of expression that the national constitution seeks to uphold.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

The Government of Djibouti Ends DP World’s Concession Contract

[allAfrica] Djibouti, 23 February 2018 –   Pursuant to the law of 8 November 2017 on strategic infrastructure contracts, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti has decided to proceed with the unilateral termination, with immediate effect, of the concession contract awarded to DP World for the operation of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).

[allAfrica] Djibouti, 23 February 2018 -   Pursuant to the law of 8 November 2017 on strategic infrastructure contracts, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti has decided to proceed with the unilateral termination, with immediate effect, of the concession contract awarded to DP World for the operation of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Order the Release of Mr. Cheeks Without Delay, Minister Mcgill

[Observer] On April 12 1980, Liberians awoke to a new but sobering reality — the yoke of the century-old ruling True Whig Party had been broken by a group of enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia. The euphoria unleashed by this development laste…

[Observer] On April 12 1980, Liberians awoke to a new but sobering reality -- the yoke of the century-old ruling True Whig Party had been broken by a group of enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia. The euphoria unleashed by this development lasted for weeks on end as groups of women, mostly market women danced in the streets of Monrovia to chants of "Native Woman Born Soldier".

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia