Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

"Vicous" attacks on albino children require immediate action, says human rights chief

10 Mar 2015

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An Albino student (right) attends school in Niambly, near Duekoue, Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: UNHCR/H. Caux

A series of horrific attacks on children with albinism in east Africa has been condemned by the UN human rights …

Surge in ‘stunningly vicious' attacks on albino children in East Africa, UN rights chief warns

10 March 2015 – The United Nations human rights chief expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, …

Commission on the Status of Women Kicks Off in New York

The United Nations released a new report on Monday to mark the launch of the Commission on the Status of Women and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the key “Beijing Conference” 20 years ago. The data were problematic. “Despite the …

Russia returns to Africa amid increasing isolation (Al Jazeera)

Using old Soviet connections, Uganda and Russia sealed an energy deal – the latest in a string of Moscow moves.

A recent announcement by Uganda’s Oil Ministry that a Russian company – RT Global Resources – won the bid to …

Zambia president to seek treatment in South Africa (Al Jazeera)

Edgar Lungu, who assumed office in January, to travel for further tests following a health scare over the weekend.

Newly elected Zambian president Edgar Lungu will travel to South Africa for further medical tests after a suspected narrowing of the …