Category Archives: Human Rights

French Experts Restore Three Sudanese Relics

KHARTOUM – A team of French diggers has restored three Sudanese artifacts, including a 3,500-year-old wall relief, and it handed them to the African country’s national museum Thursday, a French archaeologist said.

The three artifacts were discovered at separate

Nigerian Activists Offer Mixed Reactions on Oil Cleanup Project in Niger Delta

ENUGU, NIGERIA – The Niger Delta is where Africa’s largest oil producer pumps out its most lucrative natural resource.

But while companies like Shell and ExxonMobile operate there and extract billions of dollars worth of crude oil, most of the …

UN Rapporteur Visits Zimbabwe to Assess Human Rights Situation

HARARE – U.N. Special Rapporteur Clement Voule is in Zimbabwe this week on a 10-day visit to assess the human rights situation, as rights groups accuse the government of being behind recent disappearances of activists in the country.

It is …

ICC Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal of Ex-Ivory Coast President

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Judges acquitted Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude in …

ICC Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal of Ex-Ivory Coast President

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Judges acquitted Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude in …

Marchers Want New Judiciary in Sudan to Try Bashir

KHARTOUM – Sudanese protesters marched on the presidential palace Thursday, demanding the country’s new leaders establish an independent judiciary to prosecute ousted president Omar al-Bashir and supporters of his regime.

Protesters said they are angry over what they consider mock