OP / Editorial

HRW: Ethiopia's Refugees Unsafe in Kenya, Somalia and Elsewhere

0 Visits: 405 | Thursday September 21, 2017 - 22:39:11
NAIROBI — "Wako" fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People's Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

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Somalia: How Generating Employment in the Fisheries Sector is Vital for Women (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 387 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 07:15:51
BERBERA — Rebuilding the fisheries sector in Somalia, following years of conflict, is crucial for strengthening food security and nutrition among the Somali population and generating employment in the sector.

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Peace Advocate Promotes Tolerance in Somalia's South West State

0 Visits: 200 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 19:47:01
BAIDOA — Idris Ahmed Yaqub is not afraid to advocate for peace in Somalia, a country that is still reeling from the effects of civil war.

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Oromos and Somalis Clash in Ethiopia Testing its Federal Alliance

0 Visits: 351 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 19:12:10
ADDIS ABABA — The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa's most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country might peacefully overcome them—was a gamble from the outset.

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Fellow Somalis, Let us Reconcile This Islamic New Year

0 Visits: 198 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 20:11:35
We are now approaching the new Islamic Calendar Year "Hijriyah" which was a turning point for the Muslim Ummah.Hijrah is an important and deeper lesson for us Somalis to learn from as it was not a mere migration from place to place but a process of transfer to a better situation.

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Invisible Manipulation: 10 Ways Our Data is Used Against us

0 Visits: 186 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 19:33:30
The era where we were in control of the data on our own computers has been replaced with devices containing sensors we cannot control, storing data we cannot access, in operating systems we cannot monitor, in environments where our rights are rendered meaningless.

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Quick Fixes Won't Block Libya's People Smugglers for Long

0 Visits: 823 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 19:18:13
A recent dramatic decrease in migrants reaching Europe may be partly explained by payoffs to armed groups in Libya. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Libya, Claudia Gazzini, warns about the risks associated with this policy, arguing that while working with armed groups may be necessary…

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Does Myanmar Violence Amount to Human Rights Crimes?

0 Visits: 152 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 10:12:41
Myanmar stands accused by rights groups of ethnic cleansing and human rights violations after violence broke out in the northwestern state of Rakhine, triggering an exodus of about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to southern Bangladesh.

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Myanmar Violence a 'Textbook' Example of Ethnic Cleansing - U.N

0 Visits: 159 | Monday September 11, 2017 - 18:26:37
GENEVA/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh - The United Nations' top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a "cruel military operation" against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, branding it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

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Poverty and Government Abuse, Not Religion, Pushing Young Africans to Militants, Says UN Report

0 Visits: 293 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 20:41:58
MOGADISHU — Poverty and state violence, not religion, are driving young Africans to join militant groups, the United Nations said on Thursday, after interviewing almost 600 recruits.

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