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2012-03-13 12:15:29 Human Rights Watch Oral Statement On Nation to the UN Human Rights Council [HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomes the report of the international Commission of Inquiry on Libya, which rightly highlighted a wide range of past and ongoing human rights violations. We support the Commission's conclusions that "international crimes, specifically crimes against humanity and war crimes, were committed by Qadhafi forces in Libya."

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Saturday, 08-23-14, 10:15Mozambique Hopes to Slash Rice Import Bill[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican government hopes that by 2020 the country will produce 80 per cent of the rice it consumes and import only 20 per cent
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:34UNDP and PGR Promote Seminar On Human Rights[ANGOP]Luanda -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its project to support Human Rights in Angola and the Annual Action Plan for 2014, promotes on the 25-26 this month, in Luanda, a seminar on Promotion and Protection of Human rights.
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:32Young Blue Sharks Show Their Teeth[CAF]If Cape Verde Islands impressed by reaching the final eight in last year's CAF African Cup of Nations, their U-15 team's charge to the semi-finals of the Boys' Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Nanjing underlines the giant strides made in football development by this Atlantic archipelago with a population of just 500,000.
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:28Minister Spares 97 Death Row Inmates[The Herald]Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will not sign death warrants for 97 murder convicts on death row because the sentence is too harsh and must be done away with. Although the Constitution provides for the penalty, Minister Mnangagwa said he still believed that it was unfair.
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:25Arrested Renamo Members Get Amnesty[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican authorities in the southern province of Inhambane have released 23 members of the former rebel movement Renamo, who had been arrested in illegal possession of firearms, some of them last year and some this year.

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