2012-06-28 14:24:30Greenpeace Blocks Departure Super Trawler Margiris in Ijmuiden[Greenpeace]
Greenpeace currently blocks the super trawler Margiris in the Dutch port of IJmuiden, to prevent the ship leaving for Australia to empty vulnerable fishing grounds. Activists have put a chain around the screw and two climbers hang at the lines of the ship to the quay. Greenpeace is protesting against the overfishing caused by Europe's oversized fishing fleet and is demanding that action is taken to cut overcapacity.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:23Doctors Without Borders Shuts Clinic in Northern Nigeria[VOA]Abuja -Aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it has suspended emergency health care in Borno State, Nigeria, - the heart of an insurgency now under assault by government troops. The decision comes after five gunmen hijacked an aid vehicle on Saturday.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:17Rape Plagues Ivory Coast Long After Conflict's End[VOA]Bouake, Ivory Coast -Two years since Ivory Coast's post-election violence came to an end, rape remains a problem throughout the country. Though such attacks are now occurring outside the context of armed conflict, they show that the security situation for the country's women remains bleak.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:15UN Envoy Pledges to Lobby for More Darfur Aid[VOA]Top U.N. relief official Valerie Amos pledged Wednesday to lobby for more funding for humanitarian operations in Darfur after visiting the largest camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in North Darfur.
Friday, 05-24-13, 13:11Happy Birthday, Mr President[Daily Observer]It is another joyous celebration; another opportunity to celebrate the birth of an agent of change; another opportunity to reflect on a personality of epic influence on generations of Gambians, Africans and the people of the world at large. Agree with the man, or disagree with the man. The second President of the Republic of The Gambia is today a world leader, a revolutionary icon.