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AHRC recognizes August 23 as Day in Remembrance of

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and the world community to remember and honor the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on August 23, 2017. This is a day in observance by the United Nations to recognize the historical trauma ...

UNICEF charges media on improved reportage of water supply

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The United Nations Children rsquo;s Fund (UNICEF) has charged the media in Nigeria to improve on reportage of issues of sanitation and provision of potable water in the country to enhance healthy living. Speaking at a two-day media dialogue on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Uyo, ...

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of lsquo;minor rsquo; racist incidents, racism has not gone away despite supposedly sign ...

Joint Statement on the ICC Arrest Warrant for Major Mahmoud al-Werfalli in Libya

Monday, August 21, 2017
LONDON, United Kingdom, August 21, 2017/APO/ -- The governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the announcement on August 17 by the Libya National Army (LNA) that it will investigate reports of unlawful killings in Benghazi. We note that the LNA has recognized the arres ...

Bbc World Service Launches New Pidgin Service

Monday, August 21, 2017
August 21st, BBC Pidgin launched today as part of the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s.BBC Pidgin the first African digital service will provide impartial news, current affairs and analysis of Nigeria, West and Central Africa - as well as international news from the BBC rsquo;s ...

AHRC condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain:

Saturday, August 19, 2017
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins peace- loving people across the globe in condemning the vile and senseless attack against pedestrians in Barcelona. The driver of a white van drove into pedestrians walking on Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. Thirteen were killed and ...

Sierra Leone: Red Cross appeals for global support

Saturday, August 19, 2017
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2017/APO/ -- As the full horror of Monday rsquo;s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an urgent appeal for global support. Speaking at a ...

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained reporting on election violence

Friday, August 18, 2017
Nairobi, August 17, 2017--Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8 39;s disputed elections and should reform Kenya 39;s Firearms Act to lower the barriers on journalists 39; ability to wear protective gear, the ...

Twitter: Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet is most-liked ever

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Three million, three hundred nine thousand and seven hundred forty five and counting: Barack Obama 's Charlottesville tweet, in which the former president shares Nelson Mandela 's No one is born hating another person quote, is officially the most liked tweet ever. Twitter confirmed the new re ...

AHRC Condemns the violence in Charlottesville, calls for civil dialogue among al

Monday, August 14, 2017
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is deeply troubled by the news of the violence in Charlottesville. Peaceful counter-protesters were run over, with a number injured and one protester, Heather Heyer killed. The counter protesters were peacefully protesting an Alt Right event held to prote ...

FBI announces investigation as 3 die following white nationalist rally in Charlo

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Three people are dead and dozens were left injured after protests turned violent Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The violence erupted between white nationalists and counter-protesters. One counter-protester died and several others were injured after a driver plowed ...

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

Friday, August 11, 2017
New York, August 10, 2017--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio T eacute;l eacute;vision Chr eacute;tienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist Jos eacute; Mbuyi, and hold al ...

Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Nairobi, August 9, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, ...
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