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“Those who commit human rights abuses in Libya should not evade justice for their crimes.” says Susan Dickson

“Those who commit human rights abuses in Libya should not evade justice for their crimes.” says Susan Dickson

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom   The International Criminal Court on Libya has received full support from the United Kingdom towards its work and focus in tackling impunity and making accountable those responsible for serious crimes of International concern. According to the Prosecutors report, the human rights situation in Libya remains deeply troubling. The continued political divisions in Libya have only benefited certain armed groups intent on criminality groups which have created an environment of lawlessness, intimidation and fear. This situation has underscored the urgent need to break the political deadlock and to bring peace to Libya and its people. It is vital that all parties engage in good faith with the United Nations led political process. "We must ensure...
800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in Zuwara, Libya

800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in Zuwara, Libya

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
  GENEVA, SwitzerlandInternational medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is highly concerned about the fate of around 800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention center in the port city of Zuwara, rougly 100 kilometres west of Tripoli. Some of the men, women and children inside have been detained in inhumane conditions for more than five months without adequate food or water. Since the start of the MSF emergency team’s intervention on 18 April, there have been more than 500 people newly detained in a facility that was already overcrowded. At present the Zuwara detention center is four times over capacity with floor space so limited that it is barely possible for people to lie down. With
Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
SAN JOSE, United States of America Following the recent Facebook content privacy scandals, Face book has taken its first steps to protect peoples privacy. According to Facebook, they will build a feature that addresses feedback from people who use Facebook, privacy advocates and regulators.  All users will gain access to more information and control, over the data Facebook receives from other websites and apps that use their services. "Today, we're announcing plans to build Clear History. This feature will enable you to see the websites and apps that send us information when you use them, delete this information from your account, and turn off our ability to store it associated with your account going forward." notes Facebook " Apps and websites that use features such as
JEM and SLM/A met in Berlin to discuss the Darfur Peace Process

JEM and SLM/A met in Berlin to discuss the Darfur Peace Process

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
BERLIN, GermanyRepresentatives of the Government of Sudan, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) met in Berlin to discuss a per-negotiations agreement that would serve as a basis for the resumption of peace talks for the Darfur as part of the broader Sudan peace process. The event was hosted by the German Berghof Foundation. The AU/UN Joint Mediator and Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Germany and the United States served as facilitators. Norway and the United Kingdom were present as observers. The parties engaged and made a serious effort towards a compromise. However, while the parties made progress, they did not reach an agreement in their second Berlin meeting. The facilitators will consider options for further
Canada to host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018

Canada to host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, UGANDA
LONDON, United KingdomSenior Government and Business Leaders from Africa and North America will gather in Toronto from the 5th – 8th July 2018 for The Commonwealth Africa Forum Toronto 2018 with the theme: Africa – Open for Business. Past Speakers at  CAFI EVENTS have included: HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Former Nigerian Head of State) Rt Hon Baleka Mbete (Speaker of the Parliament of South Africa), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (Former President of Nigeria), H.E John Dramani Mahama (Former President of Ghana), Amina J Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General) represented by H.E Bience Gawanas (UN Under Secretary for Africa), H.E Mrs Toyin Saraki (Wife of the Senate President of Nigeria), Dr. Hassan Ahmed Hilal (Minister of Environment Sudan), Chief Mrs Foloruns
President Kenyatta starts initiative to make tennis a public sport; Gov’t, ITF to construct Sh700 tennis facility at Kasarani

President Kenyatta starts initiative to make tennis a public sport; Gov’t, ITF to construct Sh700 tennis facility at Kasarani

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, SPORTS
  NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Government has started an initiative to make tennis a public sport available for Kenyans from all walks of life. The President said Kenya will follow the example of the United States where many tennis champions horned their skills in public courts rather than exclusive clubs for the well to do. President Uhuru made this statement when he held talks with officials of Ministry of Sports, International Tennis Federation, African Tennis Confederation and Tennis Kenya on the construction of a tennis training center worth Sh700 million at the Kasarani Sports Complex. The National Training Center , which will also host the International Tennis Federation training center for Africa, will be the second of its kind in Afr...
EU and UNICEF launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

EU and UNICEF launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe European Union (EU) in partnership with UNICEF launched a photo book entitled “Ending malnutrition in Ethiopia - A SUCCESS STORY” which illustrates Ethiopia’s success story in ending malnutrition, through the voices, stories and images of Ethiopians. The nutrition photo book launch and photo exhibition held in the presence of Dr Abreham Alano, Head of the SNNP Regional Health Bureau, H.E Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia, Ms Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia and other key stakeholders from the Government and other partners is a celebration of the success achieved so far in the reduction of malnutrition in Ethiopia while advocating for continued multi-sectoral efforts since malnutrition among chil
UN delivers Explosive Ordinance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

UN delivers Explosive Ordinance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
TUNIS, Tunisia In most of Libya's cities, the continued use of war explosives especially by the armed conflict has lead to to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives. In a bid to enhance the Libyan capacity in ridding the country of explosive remnants of war, The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), thanks to a EUR 500,000 contribution from the Government of Austria, delivered 12 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) kits to the Libyan Military Engineers and the Nationa