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Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week. The Islamist militant group has threatened to disrupt the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in the Horn of Africa country. The leader of the group, Ahmed Abu Ubaidah, said Tuesday they are opposed to […]

Tigray War Spills Into Neighbouring Regions

Tigray War Spills Into Neighbouring Regions

Rebels in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have carried out operations against pro-government troops in the neighbouring Afar region, a spokesman said Sunday, opening a new front in the widening eight-month conflict. The “very limited action” targeted special forces and militia fighters from Oromia region, Ethiopia’s largest, who were massing along the Tigray-Afar border, the rebel spokesman, […]

Kenya Passport Holders Banned in 54 Countries

Kenya Passport Holders Banned in 54 Countries

Holders of Kenya’s passport cannot access 54 countries in the wake of the Covid-19 ban in the global race to protect nations against new variants of coronavirus. The Henley Passport Index, which has been regularly monitoring the world’s most travel-friendly passports since 2006, made the revelations that show how the pandemic has affected travel. Australia, […]

Top Fashion Brands Found Failing On Gender Equality In New Index

Top Fashion Brands Found Failing On Gender Equality In New Index

Adidas and Gap Inc are among the best performing fashion brands at tackling gender inequality, according to a new index which found that most retailers are failing to support women in their boardrooms and factories. The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)’s¬†Gender Benchmark¬†showed that nearly two-thirds of the top 35 apparel brands have not publicly backed gender […]

‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

Shunned by authorities on both sides of the border, Bach Bai has been relying on the generosity of strangers since his ethnic Vietnamese fishing community was evicted from Cambodia’s capital three weeks ago and cast off downstream on their floating homes. But few are willing to help hundreds of stateless families, who had earned a […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad. The 8-1 ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas reversed […]

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Female Judges Now Appeal For Sgbv Courts

Women judges are the latest sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) responders appealing for special courts to expedite the conclusion of the related offences. Since last year when SGBV cases rose by 92.2 per cent, women rights advocates have consistently made the call to save survivors from extended psychological trauma and costly litigation. “As women judges, […]

‘Sell-Outs and Judases’ … Govt Accused of Betraying Genocide Victims

‘Sell-Outs and Judases’ … Govt Accused of Betraying Genocide Victims

Opposition parties yesterday labelled the country’s government leaders as the new apartheid government of the day, saying they sold the Ovaherero and Nama people out for their own interests. This was their reaction in the National Assembly (NA) to the joint declaration tabled in parliament by prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday reiterated the government’s […]

Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya has offered to help Sudan’s reforms for government institutions as the country emerges from years of conflict and isolation. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo says Nairobi is willing to support Khartoum’s “broad-based reform” needed to move the country from the transition stage to a democracy. Ms Omamo was in Khartoum on […]

El Salvador Clandestine Cemetery Investigated As Possible Femicide Mass Grave

El Salvador Clandestine Cemetery Investigated As Possible Femicide Mass Grave

El Salvador officials said on Thursday they were excavating a clandestine cemetery discovered at the house of a former police officer and containing as many as 40 bodies, most of them believed to be women. Exhuming the bodies could take another month, authorities said. The remains of at least 24 people had been recovered so […]

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