2012-02-27 14:26:21Newspaper Shut Down, Issues of Three More Confiscated[HRInfo]
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the ongoing repressive crackdown of the Sudanese authorities on press freedom. Not only did the Sudanese government confiscate issues of al-Tayar newspaper last week, but ordered the suspension of the newspaper altogether on 22 February. Only one day earlier, on 21 February, it seized the entire print run of the newspapers of al-Midan, al-Youm al-Taly, and al-Ahdath.
Tuesday, 12-10-13, 8:00Civil Groups Protest Handling of Cashgate Scandal[VOA]Blantyre -Civil groups in Malawi have launched a new drive called Black Monday to protest the government's handling of the so-called Cashgate scandal - in which millions in public money was siphoned off by civil servants. Malawians are asked to wear all black attire until the government completes its investigation - which is past deadline.
Tuesday, 12-10-13, 7:57The Different Paths of Mandela and Mugabe[VOA]Harare -Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is one of the world leaders expected to attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela. The two men were both once hailed as liberation heroes, but their paths diverged.
Tuesday, 12-10-13, 7:49Peace Process Accelerates in Eastern DRC[VOA]Kigali -After nearly a year of confrontation between the DRC Army and M23 rebels in the violence-ravaged east of the country, the United Nations authorized an intervention brigade to go beyond peacekeeping and support the government with offensive operations. By November, M23 had surrendered. Now government and U.N. forces are jointly tackling other militant groups in eastern Congo.