Tag: Human Rights

Young students and their parents wearing masks walk along a street on a hazy day in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China

UN: Time To See Air Pollution As Human Rights Threat

Air pollution has long been an environmental and health problem — but now it should be viewed as a human rights issue...
The UN will use the platform of the World Economic Forum to present humanitarian and human rights issues.

UN To Use WEF Davos To Highlight Humanitarian Issues

Heads of UN and international aid agencies will use the World Economic Forum’s influential platform to present humanitarian and human rights issues on behalf...
LAND RIGHTS

Right To Compensation Central To Protecting Human Rights

Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race...
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel.

Mandela’s Widow Challenges World Leaders To Put Their Egos Aside

Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by...

Mandela’s Letters in Prison Brought to Life on Stage

Letters that the late Nelson Mandela wrote in prison were brought to life on a stage in New York on Monday as part of celebrations to...
U.S. president Donald Trump.

Zimbabwe: Trump Cuts Funding to Pro-Opposition NGOs

In a move that could pose a major setback for Zimbabwe's opposition parties ahead of the July 30th polls, the United States has cut...
FARDC soldiers.

DR Congo Casts Doubt On UN Report on Atrocities in Kasai...

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has rejected a report by a United Nations human rights team that accused the army of committing mass...
eithiopian jail

Notorious Ogaden Jail is Unthinkable In the Somali Region of Ethiopia

Jail Ogaden is unthinkable. From the moment you are put there until the moment you are released, you do not know if you are...
horn of africa

U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally

The April inauguration of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while...
DR Congo

DR Congo Landless Communities Amidst the Mai-Ndombe Forest Ruins

Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital...
land reform

Ramaphosa Confronts Land Reform in South Africa

The predominance of white ownership of land  is taken by many—perhaps most—South Africans as emblematic of the persistence of apartheid injustice. Hence, there have long...

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