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The search for the next ‘BBC News Somali Young Fem

Monday, May 20, 2019
Marking the 3rd year of the BBC News Somali award ndash; entries are now welcome from Somali-speaking female poets ndash; no previous experience is required. The BBC News Somali Young Female Poet of the Year Award 2019welcomes original works of poetry in the Somali language an ...

Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without charge

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Nairobi, May 17, 2019 -- Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub, and investigate the police officer who fired a shot that injured the journalist during his arrest, the Committee to Protect ...

Gabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claims

Friday, May 17, 2019
Goma, Congo, May 17, 2019 -- Gabon 39;s media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L 39;Aube and the weekly Echos du Nord, and give journalists the freedom to cover issues of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

Boris Johnson seeks to become British PM after May's resignation

Friday, May 17, 2019
Britain's Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday he will seek to become prime minister when Theresa May quits, reports said, as she promised to set out a departure timetable early next month. Of course I'm going to go for it, the former foreign minister, ex-mayor of London and leading Brexit campaign ...

U.S. House speaker: Congress has not approved war against Iran

Thursday, May 16, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) 8211; The Trump administration does not have congressional authorization to go to war against Iran, the Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the region. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she ...

American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) Recognizes National Police Week (First

Thursday, May 16, 2019
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins communities across the United States in commemoration of National Police Week, a time the country honors law enforcement officers nationwide who have died in the line of duty. This time of honor began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed th ...

Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

Thursday, May 16, 2019
What rsquo;s new? ensp;The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of Boko Haram, is growing in power and influence in north-eastern Nigeria. It has notched military successes and made inroads among Muslim civilians by treating them better than its parent organisation and by ...

Donkeys win the day in Parliament as international charity joins growing support

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
(Abuja-Nigeria) The world rsquo;s largest equine charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, made an impassioned plea this week for parliamentarians to safeguard Nigeria rsquo;s national donkey herd, warning that ldquo;predatory interests rdquo; had it in their sights for the lucrative donkey skin trade. At ...
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