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.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:53Officials Probe Alleged Attack on Wedding Party[Shabelle] Somalia's interior minister of south-west regional administration for local government, Abdurahman Aden said that its administration is investigating an attack on wedding party which killed 15 people by AMISOM in Marka town.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:38Measles Epidemic Ravages Katanga Province[MSF] Since the beginning of the year, a measles epidemic has been ravaging Katanga Province in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:33Buratai Hands Over Mnjtf Command to Abbah[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj-Gen. Yusuf Buratai has formally handed over the Command of the Multi National Joint Task Force formed by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists, to another Infantry Corps Officer, Maj-Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah. Burutai carried out the former handing over ceremony Frirday at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, where he charged Abbah to ensure smooth take-off and effective coordination of the force.
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:28Rapper Flees After Song Decries Rights Abuses[MFWA] Ali Cham, a Gambian rapper popularly known as Killa Ace, has fled the country after he and his family received death threats via phone from the dreaded National Intelligence Agency (NIA).