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BBC World News Komla Dumor Award seeks the next ri

Friday, February 23, 2018
23rd February 2018 - The BBC has begun the search for Africa 39;s next journalism star - launching the 2018 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award from his homeland in Accra, Ghana. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the prestigious prize - which aims to ...

AHRC calls for an end to the human suffering in East Ghouta, Syria

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is very alarmed by the scale of the increased conflict, the severe bombardment and the siege of East Ghouta, Syria. This is almost the seventh year of the Syrian civil war. Much devastation has been visited on the country and its people. As to Eas ...

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don rsquo;t know. But it rsquo;s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. To start, just listing the types of rubbish generated by humans or the locations into which each of these is dum ...

Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget

Thursday, February 22, 2018
All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off SG Bonus of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion), the city-state's finance minister announced on Monday. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his bu ...

Somaliland journalist detained without charge

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Nairobi, February 21, 2018 mdash;Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Mohamed on February 17 and have been holding him with ...

The Real Oxfam Scandal; The 52% "Overhead" Rip Off

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The real scandal at Oxfam is how it has spent 52% of what they collected in donations, over $160 million, on ldquo;overhead rdquo; in 2017, as in fat salaries and juicy perks. As reported here last year according to information acquired from the UN rsquo;s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ...

AHRC observes World Day of Social Justice:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the world 39;s community in observing the World Day of Social Justice Day that is annually observed on February 20 each year. This year 39;s theme: Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice Since it was established in 2009 by ...

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drops case against Zone 9 blogger

Friday, February 16, 2018
Nairobi, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane. Prosecutors told a court on February 14 they planned to drop the charge today, but the process was delayed by a paperwork err ...

Another senseless mass shooting, another painful reminder regardinggun control

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA), joins the nation in grieving the death of innocent victims who were brutally killed on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The shooting suspect, 19 years old Nikolas Cruz, a former high schoo ...

ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

Thursday, February 15, 2018
New York, February 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news. E ...

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma bows to pressure, resigns

Thursday, February 15, 2018
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, a master tactician who survived a string of scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, cornered by opposition parties and abandoned by ...

Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released from prison

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
New York, February 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news that Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye are free from prison after each served nearly seven years. We are pleased that Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye are finally free since their arrests and ...

IS leader al-Baghdadi suffering from deteriorating health: Report

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly suffering from deteriorating health and psychological problems, and has been admitted to a hospital in Syria, a local media reported on Monday. Al-Baghdadi is being treated for fractures and serious wounds in the leg, and is unable to walk ...
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