AFRICA

Madagascar – Child prostitution and sex tourism

Madagascar/ Child prostitution and sex tourism: for all to see, in total impunity GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M’jid encouraged today the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat efficiently the scourge of child sexual exploitation, duly protect all children at risk and […]

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Malian refugees trickling back home

DAKAR, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) – Malians are slowly returning from refuge in neighbouring Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger as stability improves more than a year after a military coup and an insurgency shook the West African country. Some 8,148 people who returned [ http://www.irinnews.org/report/97585/the-returns-challenge-in-mali ] on their own were registered between 25 June and 12 July […]

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Uganda – Arrest of American journalist

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) is concerned about the detention and planned deportation of American journalist Taylor Krauss.   Krauss says he was visiting Uganda to film the first parts of a possible television documentary. He was arrested by security personnel on Tuesday while […]

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Pillay strongly condemns killing of Tunisian opposition leader

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned Thursday the assassination of a leading opposition politician in Tunisia and urged the country’s people and politicians to form a united front against attempts to derail the country’s democratic transition.   Mohamed Brahmi, a member […]

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Libya: Helping people resume normal life

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Despite the unstable environment, Libyans are striving to resume normal life. The ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continue to provide urgent aid as needed, to promote detainee welfare and to improve water management. “Clashes have occasionally been flaring up in tense parts of the country, […]

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