Category Archives: Human Rights

SUSPENDED SOUTH AFRICAN GOVT MENTAL HEALTH OFFICIAL IN LIFE ESIDIMENI TRAGEDY RESIGNS

JOHANNESBURG, The suspended Mental Health Director of South African’s Gauteng Province, Dr Makgabo Manamela, has resigned, one day after the resignation of the Head of the Gauteng Health Department, Dr Barney Selebano.

Dr Manamela was …

South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been …

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 …