Support the Special Criminal Court

[HRW] Brussels -Donor countries meeting in Brussels on November 17, 2016, should support the Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court, 17 Central African and international human rights non-governmental organizations said in a declaration today…

[HRW] Brussels -Donor countries meeting in Brussels on November 17, 2016, should support the Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court, 17 Central African and international human rights non-governmental organizations said in a declaration today. The donors should provide technical, financial, and political support for the court and its mandate to end impunity for crimes under international law, the groups said. On November 17, 2016, the European Union will host a conference in Brussels to discuss funding prioritie

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Justice is Key to Recovery and Peace-Building

[HRW] As the European Union is organizing a conference in Brussels to discuss priorities for the Central African Republic (CAR), the undersigned 17 international and Central African human rights organizations call on states and international organizati…

[HRW] As the European Union is organizing a conference in Brussels to discuss priorities for the Central African Republic (CAR), the undersigned 17 international and Central African human rights organizations call on states and international organizations to urgently pledge financial and technical support to the Special Criminal Court (SCC). We further call on the international community to support efforts by the Central African authorities to take leadership and guide efforts to effectively operationalize the S

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Kenya Delays Dadaab Closure Deadline

[HRW] This year, widespread attention has focussed on Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, which the Kenyan government threatened to close by late November. But on Wednesday, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for interior announced that the closure will b…

[HRW] This year, widespread attention has focussed on Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, which the Kenyan government threatened to close by late November. But on Wednesday, Kenya's cabinet secretary for interior announced that the closure will be delayed by six months.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

DR Congo – Political Prisoners in Detention

[HRW] The following individuals were arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since early 2015. Most had spoken out against attempts to extend President Joseph Kabila’s term in office or participated in peaceful demonstrations or political acti…

[HRW] The following individuals were arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since early 2015. Most had spoken out against attempts to extend President Joseph Kabila's term in office or participated in peaceful demonstrations or political activities. Others were suspected of having links with political opposition leaders. These individuals are all still in custody.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

EU Probe Team in Karoi

[Financial Gazette] Two auditors hired by the European Union (EU) arrived in this farming town early this week to sniff into allegations that council could have abused money donated by the bloc to fund various community projects.

[Financial Gazette] Two auditors hired by the European Union (EU) arrived in this farming town early this week to sniff into allegations that council could have abused money donated by the bloc to fund various community projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Melting Snow on Mount Rwenzori Worries Delegation at Climate Conference

[Monitor] Marrakesh -As countries meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Ugandan delegation has expressed concern over the global rise in temperature which has resulted into the melting of snow on top of Mo…

[Monitor] Marrakesh -As countries meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Ugandan delegation has expressed concern over the global rise in temperature which has resulted into the melting of snow on top of Mount Rwenzori.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Of Fugitive Lifestyles, Proudly Uneducated Leaders and All

[Financial Gazette] “LOOK at me. You don’t know how humiliated I sometimes get? Have you ever been a debtor? Say, a debtor who has borrowed from everyone in the street and no longer takes a straight line to his or her house… you have to meander and s…

[Financial Gazette] "LOOK at me. You don't know how humiliated I sometimes get? Have you ever been a debtor? Say, a debtor who has borrowed from everyone in the street and no longer takes a straight line to his or her house... you have to meander and so on. That is exactly the situation I am as Minister (of Finance).

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Serious Threat to Peace’ – Security Council Extends Mandate for Abyei

[Radio Dabanga] New York -The mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (Unisfa) was extended until 15 May 2017 on Tuesday, by the UN Security Council which recognised that the situation along the Sudan-South Sudan border remains a serious thr…

[Radio Dabanga] New York -The mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (Unisfa) was extended until 15 May 2017 on Tuesday, by the UN Security Council which recognised that the situation along the Sudan-South Sudan border remains a serious threat to international peace and security.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan