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The village of Manyang, in Sudan, after armed clashes. The photo shows the remains of a hut destroyed during the conflict.
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FAO: Famine risk in Sudan is real

Millions in Sudan are on the brink of famine, with a "window of opportunity" for the international community to act, as the main planting season approaches, according to a senior official from the ...

Last update 5 Jun 2024
 African child holds desert's sand in his hands. A village in the background.
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UNICEF: new report on the effects of climate change on children in Africa

A new UNICEF report entitled “Time to act: African Children in the Climate Change Spotlight” found that children living in Africa are more impacted by climate change’s risks and ...

Last update 1 Nov 2023
The remains’ after President Habyarimana’s plane crash on 6 April 1994, which initiated the Tutsi extermination and the Rwandan genocide.

The United Nations and the Rwandan genocide

Martina Barbisotti holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padova. She is now attending an Interdisciplinary Master’s in ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
Movie poster for the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Drawing of an African woman on a blue background thinking of a dove, symbol of peace
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Screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) by Gini Reticker (V.O.S.)

The screening of the documentary is promoted as part of the project " Transforming the future: Youth, Women and Students in Dialogue for Peace and the Protection of Girls in Italy and Georgia", ...

Last update 19 Oct 2023
UN: High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
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UN High-Level Dialogue urges tax reforms amidst rising illicit financial flows

On September 20, the UN convened a high-level dialogue on financing for development, with a specific focus on promoting inclusive and effective international tax cooperation and domestic resource ...

Last update 26 Sep 2023
A group of women in Um Baru, North Darfur.
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International Criminal Court: launched investigation into surging violence in Darfur

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, announced an ongoing investigation into fresh allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Darfur region. The ...

Last update 11 Aug 2023
Ethiopian army & the Ethiopian’s Gambella Regional Governor Mr. Gatluak Tut, received
returned abducted children in May 2016

Identifying the Causes and Implications of Murle Child Abduction Practice, and its Impacts on Children: A Case Study on Ethiopia's Gambella Region and South Sudan Border

Makak John holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua. This article is a section from his master's thesis, which he defended in November 2022 ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
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Sudan violations in spot-light at UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council convened an emergency session in Geneva on Thursday 11 May 2023  to address Sudan's deepening descent into violent conflict and humanitarian catastrophe. ...

Last update 26 May 2023
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Sudan: UN rights chief calls for a return to talks, amid fragile ceasefire

The UN and WHO have called for an immediate end to the fighting and urged all parties to comply with their obligations under international law, particularly with regard to protecting civilians and ...

Last update 23 May 2023
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United Nations: Peace in South Sudan depends on local accountability

“Our priority in 2023 is to adopt a peace to people approach, with the support of the government” declared Stephen Par Kuol, South Sudan Peacebuilding Minister.  Through local ...

Last update 14 Mar 2023
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and presidential candidate for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Kenya Kwanza political coalition reacts after being declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at

Kenya, heralding a new era?

Giuseppe Caramazza, senior lecturer di Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 2022 ...

Last update 30 Jan 2023
Crowd of protesters
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United Nations: Opening of the trial for the 2009 massacre in Guinea

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, UN Secretary General António Guterres and International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan welcomed the opening of the trial ...

Last update 18 Oct 2022
Black woman smiling
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OHCHR: New #FightRacism campaign - Learn, Speak up, Act!

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, launches the biennial campaign against racism "Learn, Speak up, Act" and ...

Last update 17 Aug 2022
Migrants’ makeshift shelters in the city of Agadez.
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IOM Study: Women and Girls Most Trafficked in Niger

Women and girls constitute 69% of victims and survivors of trafficking in Niger, according to a new study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The study, a first of its kind in ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
Changing the position of women in the field of security in the Central African Republic
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Breaking prison barriers in the Central African Republic: changing the position of women in the field of security

According to Téné Maimouna Zoungrana, an officer from Burkina Faso serving with the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), women are often “placed second or even ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022