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, 11-28-15, 18:33Kaboré Fills Ouagadougou National Stadium for Last Campaign Rally[RFI] Some 35,000 people filled Ouagadougou's national stadium on Friday for an election campaign rally supporting Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso's landmark election. Kaboré and his People's Movement for Progress (MPP) party have emerged as one of the frontrunners in the polls, which are first elections to be held since the ousting of former president Blaise Compaore.
Saturday, 11-28-15, 18:29Gunmen Attack UN Base in Northern Mali[Al Jazeera] Unidentified gunmen have attacked a base for UN peacekeepers in the northern Mali town of Kidal, a peacekeeper at the base said.