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Far From Home, Refugees Build Digital Heritage With Virtual Reality

Far From Home, Refugees Build Digital Heritage With Virtual Reality

Growing up, Naseem Badar heard stories from her parents, uncles and aunts of how they fled for their lives from their village in northern India amidst bloody riots during the Partition and made their way to the newly created country of Pakistan. The Partition in 1947, following India’s independence from British rule, triggered one of […]

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

The Foreign Relations Committee of the Liberian Senate Monday, September 21, 2020, halted the confirmation hearing of Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah for the position of Foreign Minister. Ambassador Kemayah was nominated by President George Weah as Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 3, 2020, after spending two consecutive years as Liberia’s Permanent Representative and Plenipotentiary […]

Covid-19 – Health Ministry Reiterates Strict Measures In Churches

Covid-19 – Health Ministry Reiterates Strict Measures In Churches

Ministry of Health (MINSA) has recommended strict preventive measures against Covid-19 during the church services. Churches resumed their activity on Saturday (September 19) in Luanda. Church services and worships, with large gatherings, had been banned from March this year, in the light of the State of Emergency, as part of measure to contain the spread […]

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities. Yoshihide Suga, who took office as prime minister on Wednesday following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, has made no reference to women’s rights so far, and […]

International Flight Passengers Present Fake Covid-19 Results

International Flight Passengers Present Fake Covid-19 Results

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has raised the alarm that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for the virus on arrival in Nigeria. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed this yesterday while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation. Appearing alongside […]

Magufuli, Museveni Give Green Light To $3.5 Billion Pipeline Project

Magufuli, Museveni Give Green Light To $3.5 Billion Pipeline Project

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Sunday gave a green light for the construction of the oil pipeline, saying the remaining issues should immediately be concluded. The two leaders, who met at Chato airport, signed the intention to start implementing the $3.5 billion project, warning that anyone who may attempt […]

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

The Republic of Liberia has lost her full membership rights at the African Union, is now an observer at the African Union, one without a voting right, from being a founder to a shocking rejected stone, one who understood the purpose for which the organization was founded. Over the past three years, Liberia has struggled […]

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

At the request of the women of the Republic of Mali, who have expressed the desire to be supported in their initiatives to end the crisis facing the country, a virtual high-level consultation was convened, bringing together fifty-nine (59) women leaders from Mali representing different socio-political backgrounds, and the representatives of the Economic Community of […]

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

 It has emerged that the Kenya Human Rights Commission in collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) from Tanzania, East and Southern Africa region will monitor Tanzania’s October general election mostly virtually. The team monitoring the elections includes prominent judges from Kenya and Uganda who have formed the Tanzanian Election Watch panel. It is an alternative […]

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

We watched with anguish and dismay yesterday, as a reportedly premeditated assault on peaceful protesters ensued at what should have been the close of a three-day demonstration. Liberian women, stopped from marching to their planned destination for the Stop Rape Protest, were being beaten and dragged into police vans just because they were standing up […]

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