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Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Maori, who account for about 15% of the population, were dispossessed of much of their land during colonisation by Britain   Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site […]

“Save Hong Kong” – City Braces For Clashes In Yuen Long

“Save Hong Kong” – City Braces For Clashes In Yuen Long

Fear of Chinese military intervention hangs over escalating protests As violence escalates in Hong Kong, many fear that China’s military will be deployed to stifle protests in the city — and now, United States congressmen are getting involved. Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, chair and co-chair of the Congressional-Executive […]

Sudanese Women At Forefront Of Protests After Years Of Oppression

Sudanese Women At Forefront Of Protests After Years Of Oppression

Thousand of women gather outside the Ministry of Defence every day, hoping for democracy and 50 percent representation in any new government * Women drive change in Sudan * Decades of repression under Bashir * Facing coup leaders in talks Mervat al-NeeL was one of the many women whose protests helped bring down Sudanese autocrat […]

Women Protest Against Illegal Detention of Nursing Mother, Nine-Month Old Baby

Women Protest Against Illegal Detention of Nursing Mother, Nine-Month Old Baby

A civil society group, Women Arise for Change Initiative, yesterday took to the streets to protest against an alleged illegal detention of a nursing mother, and her nine months old son by the Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Force. The protest, which was led by president of Women Arise and winner of American government’s […]

Sri Lanka Bans Face Veils After Attacks By Islamist Militants

Sri Lanka Bans Face Veils After Attacks By Islamist Militants

There are concerns within the Muslim community that a prolonged ban could fuel tensions in the religiously-diverse nation Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants. The measures would help security forces to identify people as […]

Thousands Protest Inaction In Mali After Deadly Ethnic Attack

Thousands Protest Inaction In Mali After Deadly Ethnic Attack

Some 30,000 people in Mali’s capital Bamako have protested government inaction towards escalating ethnic violence. It came after the massacre of 160 people in Ogossagou, a village of the Muslim Fulani ethnic group. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, to protest what they described as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s […]

Nearly 70 Killed In Cameroon As Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

Nearly 70 Killed In Cameroon As Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day. February 11 coincides with the 1961 plebiscite, which separatists identify as the day their English-speaking territory was handed to the French-speaking majority.   […]

Activists Call For New 5-Day Shutdown Protest In Zimbabwe As Government Gives Stern Warning

Activists Call For New 5-Day Shutdown Protest In Zimbabwe As Government Gives Stern Warning

Anti-government activists have called for a second, and this time five-day, shutdown protest beginning Monday, prompting the administration to warn that “we will not hesitate to enforce the law”. Presidential spokesman George Charamba ominously added that the deadly response by the government to last week’s protest which left 12 people dead and dozens injured was […]

South Sudan Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

South Sudan  Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

 Protests that began on December 19 against a rise in bread prices are continuing; over the weeks, demonstrations are increasingly focused on demands that Omar Al Bashir and his government be removed from power. Yesterday, the largest protest took place in El Managil locality in El Gezira where hundreds of people took to the streets […]

Rebellion Boils as Cameroon’s President Seeks to Extend Rule

Rebellion Boils as Cameroon’s President Seeks to Extend Rule

While President Paul Biya appears to be a shoo-in to extend his 36-year rule in elections next month, he’s had no success in stifling a rebellion in Anglophone regions that’s threatening to split the mainly French-speaking central African nation. Africa’s second-longest serving head of state, Biya, 85, is facing eight candidates in an Oct. 7 […]

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