IFJ Urges UN Human Rights Council to Act to Stop Rights Crisis

[IFJ] Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Osman hig…

[IFJ] Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Osman highlighted the abuse of human rights in Somalia, particularly attacks on journalists, trade unions and freedom of expression.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Pastor Accused of Abducting, Raping Minor

[Nyasa Times] Malalwi Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a Pastor for Jesus Message Ministry for rape and abduction of a 16 year old girl (name withheld) in what the pastor claimed to be demons cleansing process.

[Nyasa Times] Malalwi Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a Pastor for Jesus Message Ministry for rape and abduction of a 16 year old girl (name withheld) in what the pastor claimed to be demons cleansing process.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Elections Body Begins Accreditation for Poll Observers Amid Scorn

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has invited election based civic groups in the country to register with the poll authority so they could begin educating citizens as well as observe the current Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) p…

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has invited election based civic groups in the country to register with the poll authority so they could begin educating citizens as well as observe the current Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Church – Does Dress Code Matter?

[New Times] AS soon as she walked in, silence engulfed the room as believers stared in disbelief. You could hear a pin drop. Clad in a see-through backless top and a short skirt that left nothing to the imagination, she had come for the Friday afternoo…

[New Times] AS soon as she walked in, silence engulfed the room as believers stared in disbelief. You could hear a pin drop. Clad in a see-through backless top and a short skirt that left nothing to the imagination, she had come for the Friday afternoon fellowship at her local Pentecostal church in Remera. Some Christians in the church castigated the 20-year-old girl for dressing inappropriately in the Lord's House.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Post-Election Political Crackdown

[HRW] Nairobi -Rwandan authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The incumbent, Paul Kagame, won the election with a reported 98.79 p…

[HRW] Nairobi -Rwandan authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The incumbent, Paul Kagame, won the election with a reported 98.79 percent of the vote.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Rejects U.S. Position On IPOB As Terrorist Group

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has described as “unfortunate” and “unacceptable,” the position of the U.S. Government over the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has described as "unfortunate" and "unacceptable," the position of the U.S. Government over the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria