2012-02-24 11:33:52U.S./Morocco - Clinton Should Urge Legal Reform - Rights-Friendly New Constitution Requires Revision of Repressive Speech Laws[HRW]
Washington, DC -
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton should urge Morocco's new chief of government Abdelilah Benkirane to lead the process of revising laws that impose prison terms for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Clinton should also urge Moroccan authorities to free leading journalist Rachid Nini, who is serving a one-year sentence for articles he wrote.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 8:17Mobile Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals[AlertNet]A forest monitoring system that uses text messaging on mobile phones has helped the Ugandan government to intercept six cartels involved in forest crimes, within just four months of its launch.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 8:13Evidence Suggests Sudan Armed South Sudan Rebels[Radio Dabanga]Juba -South Sudan's SPLM-IO rebels may have received ammunition from Sudanese or outside groups during the civil war, according to evidence presented by the Small Arms Survey (SAS) research group. Meanwhile, the Sudanese government denied it has exported rockets to the Palestinian resistance.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 7:52Govt Denies Providing Rockets to Hamas[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese government has refuted allegations that missiles used by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to shell Israel are made in Sudan saying the Hebrew state is looking for a "scapegoat".
Saturday, 07-26-14, 7:35Gays Cry Foul Over Stigmatisation By Nurses[New Zimbabwe]A SENIOR official with the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) has said members were facing stigma and discrimination from public health care providers.