2012-03-12 10:59:37Disappointing Vote By Unesco On Obiang Prize[IFEX]
A split vote by UNESCO's Executive Board to approve a prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea puts the president's interests above UNESCO's basic principles of human rights and good governance, seven civil society groups said today. The March 8, 2012 decision by a commission of the board to change the controversial award's name and press UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova to implement it is due to be formally adopted in a plenary session today.
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 17:06Kenyatta Not Off the Hook - Prosecutor[The Hague Trials Kenya] New filing by Fatou Bensouda suggests the ICC chief prosecutor is not quite done with Uhuru Kenyatta.
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 17:01Where Are Missing Journalists? Asks NGO[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) wrote yesterday to Eritrea's ambassador in France responding to the accusations she made against RSF in a letter to the head of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, in which she denied that three journalists - Dawit Habtemichael, Mattewos Habteab and Wedi Itay - died in detention.
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 16:58Progress Made in Peace Talks, Says Envoy[UN News] "Tangible" results have been achieved for a political deal in Libya, but concrete solutions to the conflict will only be reached when all parties agree on a final draft, the United Nations envoy facilitating efforts to restore peace in the North African country said today.
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 16:53Cache Containing Five Homemade Bombs Discovered in Jijel[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -A detachment of the People's National Army on Tuesday discovered a cache in the locality of El-Aouana (Jijek 356-km east of Algiers) containing five homemade bombs, foodstuffs and other objects, said Wednesday the Ministry of National Defence.
Wednesday, 09-02-15, 16:52Congolese Warlords At the International Criminal Court[Deutsche Welle] The trial has now begun in The Hague of Bosco Ntaganda, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He is not the only Congolese warlord to have to answer to the International Criminal Court.