A Move Toward Justice for Senegal’s Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers – along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol – picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers.

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers - along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol - picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Truth Commission to Uncover Jammeh Abuses

[HRW] Banjul -Gambia’s truth commission bill, to be debated on December 13, 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch said today. The Nation…

[HRW] Banjul -Gambia's truth commission bill, to be debated on December 13, 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Assembly should amend the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission bill to prohibit amnesties for those responsible for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, rape, or torture, in accordance with international law and practice.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

A Suicide Bomber Kills 4 in a Police Training Academy in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday morning. Witnesses said the attack took place during a parade in General Kahiye Academy with reports that the attacker was wearing a P…

[Shabelle] A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday morning. Witnesses said the attack took place during a parade in General Kahiye Academy with reports that the attacker was wearing a Police uniform.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Venter Voted Fans’ Favourite for 2017

[News24Wire] Springbok and Cheetahs centre Francois Venter walked away with the the Fans’ Choice Award at the inaugural BrightRock Players Choice Awards in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Springbok and Cheetahs centre Francois Venter walked away with the the Fans' Choice Award at the inaugural BrightRock Players Choice Awards in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda – France’s History of Obstruction Laid Out in New Report

[Rwanda Govt] Kigali -The Government of Rwanda today released a report by Washington, DC, law firm Cunningham Levy Muse LLP documenting the role and knowledge of French officials in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

[Rwanda Govt] Kigali -The Government of Rwanda today released a report by Washington, DC, law firm Cunningham Levy Muse LLP documenting the role and knowledge of French officials in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Efforts of a Quarter of Century – Stepping Stone for All Round Development of Women: President of NUEW

[Shabait] Asmara -The President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael said that according to the meetings conducted in all the regions with a view to review activities of the past quarter of a century, it was found to be…

[Shabait] Asmara -The President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael said that according to the meetings conducted in all the regions with a view to review activities of the past quarter of a century, it was found to be a stepping stone for better opportunities and strong participation of women in all sectors of development.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

The Eritrean Airlines Expands Service

[Shabait] Asmara -As part of effort to expand services, the Eritrean Airlines has launched new airline routes from and to Asmara-Cairo and Milano starting from 9 December 2017.

[Shabait] Asmara -As part of effort to expand services, the Eritrean Airlines has launched new airline routes from and to Asmara-Cairo and Milano starting from 9 December 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea