Feb 15, 2018

Oromo: Addis Ababa’s Responsibility for Deaths of Internally Displaced People

Photo courtesy of oromiamovies @Flikr The recent attacks against  internally displaced people in the Oromia region raises question regarding the accountability of the Ethiopian government over the deaths of civilians caused by the Military. Whether or not the raid was part of a premeditated intervention, the casualties will surely not contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict in the ar...

Feb 15, 2018

Oromo: Addis Ababa’s Responsibility for Deaths...

Photo courtesy of oromiamovies @Flikr The recent attacks against  internally displaced people in the Oromia region raises question regarding the accountability of the Ethiopian government over the...

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Feb 15, 2018

Ogoni: Shell Continues to Cast Shadow Over Human...

Photo courtesy of UNPO @Flikr As the British-Dutch oil company pushes to return to the Ogoniland region, civil society actors warn about the risk for human rights that its presence would pose. Since the...

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Feb 14, 2018

East Turkestan: Chinese Authorities Launch Anti-Religion...

Chinese authorities in East Turkestan are reportedly issuing an anti-religion propaganda campaign through its local police stations. Xinjiang officials are touring the region with banners advocating for...

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Feb 14, 2018

Oromo: Prominent Oromo Leader Bekele Gerba Freed...

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, Ethiopian officials freed Oromo opposition leader Bekele Gerba and six of his colleagues of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) from prison after all charges against the Oromian...

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Feb 13, 2018

Bellah People: Recognition of Minorities in Mali...

The Bellah people are one of the largest and most vulnerable communities in Mali and suffer from violence, discrimination and a systematic exclusion from decision-making process by the central government....

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Feb 13, 2018

Tibet: Mercedes-Benz Bows to Chinese Pressure...

Mercedes-Benz issued a public apology, responding to Chinese authorities’ reaction about the use of a Dalai Lama quote in one of their advertisement campaign. The International Campaign for Tibet...

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Feb 12, 2018

UNPO Expresses Deep Sadness at the Passing of...

Photo Courtesy of UN Geneva @ Flickr On Sunday 11 February 2018, Asma Jahangir, a leading figure in human rights and a defender of democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan, passed away in Lahore aged...

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Feb 12, 2018

Somaliland: Ministry Adopts New Legislation in...

Photo Courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Somaliland’s Ministry of Religious Affairs passed a religious edict against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM),...

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