Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Solar Powered Installations Handed Over by United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Aim to Energize Justice Actors

Given that justice delayed is justice denied, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), decided to step in to lend a helping hand, through its Quick Impact Projects programme.

Strong justice systems are the bedrock of peace and security. In the Greater Bahr El Ghazal area, which includes Warrap, Lakes and Northern Bahr El Ghazal, the state judiciary, therefore, plays a key role in ensuring that the rights of every citizen are consistently upheld. Until recently, however, justice actors…

Source: Amnesty International |

Tanzania: Authorities brutally violated Maasai amid forced evictions from ancestral lands

The security forces shot and teargassed members of the Maasai who resisted forced eviction, injuring at least 40 people

The Tanzanian authorities have repeatedly resorted to ill-treatment, excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and forced evictions against members of the Maasai Indigenous community, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. The report, We have lost everything: Forced evictions of the Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, details how…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

Jean Pierre Lacroix In Ituri : "I Have Come Here To Bring My Support To The Civilian Populations And The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)"

On a visit to Bunia in Ituri province, the UN Under-Secretary General for peace operations Jean Pierre Lacroix made this statement in his meeting with the politico-administrative and military authorities of the province

“The excellent joint work accomplished by the Ituri provincial authorities in all the civilian, military and police components, and by our MONUSCO colleagues in all their civilian, military and police components are producing concrete results: thousands of people are protected”. On a visit to Bunia in Ituri province, the UN…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Central African Republic: Referendum Poses Risks

Presidential Term Measure a Threat to Civil Society, Freedom of Expression

An upcoming constitutional referendum could further close civic space in the Central African Republic and risks reversing democratic gains made since 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, announced via Facebook on May 30, 2023, that he was calling a referendum on a new constitution. While…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Malawi: Refugees, Including Children, Forcibly Relocated

End Evictions, Confinement to Overcrowded Camp

The Malawi government has detained and forcibly relocated refugees and asylum seekers across the country without regard for their basic human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Malawian authorities should promptly reverse this action and respect everyone’s rights to freedom of movement, education, and a basic standard of living. On May 26,…

Source: Amnesty International |

Angola: Authorities detaining seriously ill activist for more than 500 days, despite a judge ordering his release

Tanaice Neutro was arrested on 13 January 2022 after he allegedly shared a video online in which he called Angolan President João Lourenço a “clown” and said the Angolan authorities are “ignorant”

Angola authorities must release Tanaice Neutro, an activist who is being detained arbitrarily for more than 500 days despite suffering from severe health issues, Amnesty International said today. It is a travesty of justice that Tanaice Neutro remains in detention more than 500 days later Tigere Chagutah, Amnesty International's Deputy…

Source: Amnesty International |

The Gambia: Devastating impact of overfishing on local communities

It is estimated that Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone together lose USD 2.3 billion annually to illegal fishing

The Gambian government must take all necessary steps to eliminate illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing (IUUF), combat overfishing, and increase the transparency of fishing agreements to protect local communities in The Gambia, Amnesty International said today in a new report.  The new report, The Human Cost of Overfishing, examines the…

Source: Amnesty International |

South Sudan: Extension of United Nations (UN) arms embargo welcome news for victims of decade long conflict

The extension of the UN arms embargo on South Sudan is welcome news for millions of civilians who have suffered human rights violations by people with guns

Following the United Nations Security Council’s decision to extend the arms embargo on South Sudan for a year, Tigere Chagutah, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, said: “The extension of the UN arms embargo on South Sudan is welcome news for millions of civilians who have suffered…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Democratic Republic of Congo: Peaceful Protests Violently Repressed

Hasty Praise of Police Chief Raises Concerns About Promised Investigation

Police violently dispersed peaceful protesters in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 20, 2023, arresting dozens of people and seriously injuring at least 30, Human Rights Watch said today. The police said they have opened an investigation into the violence against the protesters and announced that they had…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates strongly condemns storming of residence of Jordanian ambassador in Khartoum

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, which aim to destabilize security and stability

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the storming and vandalization at the residence of the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in Khartoum. The UAE stressed the importance of protecting diplomatic buildings and the residences of embassy employees according to the norms and charters that govern and regulate…