Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States (U.S.) and Morocco Co-Host Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop

The workshop also featured expert briefings, a scenario-based tabletop exercise, and a visit to the Port of Tangier Med to observe a cargo inspection

The United States and Morocco co-hosted the North African Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop from December 6-8, 2022, in Tangier, Morocco. The workshop – the first of its kind in the region – demonstrated partnership and commitments to countering threats from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the region.  Over the…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Tunisia: Domestic Violence Law Not Protecting Women

Tunisian women, especially if they live in the countryside or are illiterate, are unaware of the measures and services available to protect them from violence under Law-58

Tunisian authorities are failing to protect women from domestic violence despite enacting a strong law in 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report published today. The 94-page report, “So What If He Hit You?: Addressing Domestic Violence in Tunisia,” found that despite the commitment of some officials and one of…

Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

Presidency responds to complaint against Deputy President David Mabuza

Response to a complaint brought against the Deputy President

The Office of the Deputy President has noted the media reports of a criminal complaint filed by OUTA in tandem with Fred Daniel, accusing Deputy President David Mabuza of participating in the so-called "land scam". To set the record straight, the Office of the Deputy President asserts that this complaint…

Source: INTERPOL |

Global crackdown on illegal wildlife and timber trade: INTERPOL and World Customs Organization join forces

In Southern Africa, Namibian authorities intercepted large amounts of timber before they were smuggled into the region

World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen hundreds of arrests and the disruption of wildlife and timber crime networks globally. Codenamed “Thunder 2022”, the month-long (3-30 October) operation brought together police, customs, financial intelligence units, wildlife and forestry enforcement agencies from 125 countries - the largest number of…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Sports Body on spot over briefcase federations

Currently, 51 sports federations have been registered by NCS and are entitled to government funding to facilitate the implementation of their activities

The National Council of Sports (NCS), a government body mandated to develop, promote and control sports in Uganda has come under the spotlight for allegedly registering briefcase sports federations. Currently, 51 sports federations have been registered by NCS and are entitled to government funding to facilitate the implementation of their…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information System |

South Africa: Government condemns racism

Government calls on all South Africans to follow Logan’s lead and take a stand against racism

Government condemns in the strongest terms the racist incident that took place when 25-year-old Thabiso Danca was barred from entering Hank's Olde Irish pub, in Cape Town, because he was a black person and without a white escort.  The appalling event follows hot on the heels of another incident where…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

South Sudan: United Nations (UN) human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons

Mullally will examine trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labour, child and forced marriage, including among refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees

UN Special Rapporteur Siobhán Mullally will assess the situation of trafficking in persons during an official visit to South Sudan from 5 to 14 December 2022. Mullally will examine trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labour, child and forced marriage, including among refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees. She…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

United States (US): Back War Crimes Court in Liberia

US-Africa Summit Important Moment to Support Justice for Liberian Victims

The Biden Administration should send an unequivocal, high-level message to Liberian President George Weah during the US-Africa Leaders Summit that a war crimes court in Liberia is important to bring justice for civil wars-era crimes and should not be delayed any further, 10 Liberian and international civil society groups said in a report released today. The summit will take…

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Sudan: United Nations (UN) Welcomes ‘Courageous’ Military-Civilian Pact Towards Democratic Future

Signed in the capital Khartoum after months of negotiations following last year’s military coup which derailed the transition, the agreement aims to establish a new constitution

Senior UN officials have welcomed an agreement signed on Monday between military and civilian leaders in Sudan as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule. Signed in the capital Khartoum after months of negotiations following last year’s military coup which derailed the transition, the agreement aims to…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Muslim Parliamentary Caucus demands release of sheikhs

Led by Hon. Asuman Basalirwa (NUP, Bugiri Municipality), the legislators condemned the illegal arrest of Muslim leaders and their continued detention without trial

Members of Parliament under the Muslim Parliamentary Caucus have demanded for the unconditional release of Sheikh Yahya Mwanje. Led by Hon. Asuman Basalirwa (NUP, Bugiri Municipality), the legislators condemned the illegal arrest of Muslim leaders and their continued detention without trial. During a press conference on Monday, 05 December 2022,…