May 24, 2018

Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Elections - the Importance of Recognising and Encouraging Democracy

On 22 May 2018 UNPO, in coordination with Luxemburgish MEP Frank Engel, held a conference focussing on the 2017 Somaliland Presidential Election at the European Parliament in Brussels. Among discussions on the recent election, the topic of Somaliland’s de facto statehood and its challenges in engaging with the international community was also debated. The event was planned to present the international...

May 24, 2018

Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Elections - the...

On 22 May 2018 UNPO, in coordination with Luxemburgish MEP Frank Engel, held a conference focussing on the 2017 Somaliland Presidential Election at the European Parliament in Brussels. Among discussions...

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May 24, 2018

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Intensive Mining Threatens...

Once again, the indigenous peoples living in the Bangladeshi region of the Chittagong Hills Tracts (CHT) face the terrible consequences of abuses perpetrated against their communities. This time, the cause...

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May 24, 2018

Oromo: Refugees Condemned to Hardship and Uncertainty...

Having escaped from State repression in Ethiopia, refugees coming from the region of Oromia suffer from deprivation and apprehension as they try to rebuild their lives across the border. Their situation...

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May 23, 2018

Tibet: Activist Sentenced to Five Years of Imprisonment...

Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk has been convicted to five years of imprisonment for "inciting separatism", after he campaigned to preserve his native language. Tibetan language activists are...

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May 23, 2018

Ambazonia: Australia Expresses Concern about Situation...

At least 8 Cameroonian athletes have not returned from the Commonwealth Games and are seeking asylum in Australia as the situation in their country is highly worrying. Together with Australia, the United...

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May 22, 2018

East Turkestan: Repressive Policies Undermine...

For Uyghur students and their parents the month of Ramadan in their homeland of East Turkestan  is marked by repressive measures aiming at undermining the expression of their religious practices....

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May 21, 2018

Hmong: Global Summit Highlights Female Experi...

A Hmong-American mother has led a virtual summit to empower women and girls in the Hmong diaspora through the sharing of stories and experiences.  Inspired by a discussion with her young daughter...

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May 18, 2018

East Turkestan: Uyghurs Recount Horrors of Political...

Accounts from former detainees detail the psychological and physical torture Uyghurs face in Chinese political “re-education” camps.  These camps—to which Uyghurs can be sent for...

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