Category Archives: Human Rights

Somaliland Parliament Passes First Bill Criminalizing Rape

WASHINGTON / HARGEISA The parliament in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has approved a bill criminalizing rape for the first time, and requiring prison terms for individuals convicted of the crime.

The bill, passed Saturday, …

International Organization for Migration Supports Construction of Protective Shelter for Vulnerable Migrants in Zambia

IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Government of Zambia are supporting the construction of a protective shelter in the country’s border district of Sesheke to offer a place of safety for vulnerable migrants, particularly …

SOUTH AFRICA’S ONLY POET LAUREATE, WILLIAM KEROPETSE KGOSITSILE TO BE ACCORDED SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma has accorded the late Professor William Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate, a special Official Funeral, to be held on Jan 16.

This was confirmed here Sunday by Presidential spokesperson …

SOUTH AFRICA’S ONLY POET LAUREATE, WILLIAM KEROPETSE KGOSITSILE TO BE ACCORDED SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma has accorded the late Professor William Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate, a special Official Funeral, to be held on Jan 16.

This was confirmed here Sunday by Presidential spokesperson …

NIGER LAUDS MOROCCAN KING’S PROMOTION OF DIALOGUE, CONSULTATIONS TO SETTLING CONFLICTS IN AFRICA

RABAT, Niger has lauded the attachment of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to promoting dialogue and consultations as a means to settling conflicts in Africa and hailed Morocco’s unwavering support for United Nations-led actions in favour …