Nigeria's Chief Justice sacked over undeclared assets

31 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 62 Views
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Is President Buhari in search of safe hands at Nigeria's Supreme Court?

A political storm has broken out in Nigeria following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sack the country’s Chief Justice just weeks before the presidential elections.

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Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 77 Views
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Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in a statement on Monday.

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Sudan's Bashir visits Egypt, says protesters trying to imitate Arab Spring

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 64 Views
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Beleaguered Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has met his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on his second trip abroad since anti-government protests kicked off across Sudan in December.

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Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 74 Views
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The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected during 2016, but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers.

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Immigrant Children Being Used As ‘Bait’ To Arrest Sponsors, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

29 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 50 Views
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Donald Trump’s administration is using detained immigrant children as “bait” to arrest their sponsors and deliberately keeping kids in shelters for long periods, according to a class action lawsuit filed on Friday by immigration advocacy groups.

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Talking about climate change: walking the line between hope and despair

29 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 69 Views
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So how does the UN talk when it talks about climate change? A quick survey of our Twitter feeds gives us not one, but two big recent messages:

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Alarm over violent attacks on lawmakers, opposition in Malawi, ahead of elections

28 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 63 Views
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In Malawi, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, voiced alarm on Friday over increasing, horrific violence there, linked to upcoming elections.

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UN chief welcomes announcement by Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees, displaced persons

28 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 35 Views
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons affected by the recent severe weather in the Middle East.

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UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack on church in southern Philippines

28 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 31 Views
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southern Philippines early Sunday, and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

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Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

25 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 72 Views
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A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday

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