November 27, 2014
by Valerie Howell
The Sudanese government has made a formal request to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close their human rights office in Khartoum following accusations of worrying abuses and violations by their peacekeepers. This request is believed to stem from the strained ...[read more]
October 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to ...[read more]
September 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sexually exploiting and assaulting Somali women, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The abuses have allegedly occurred on two AMISOM military bases in the Somalian city of Mogadishu. According to the report, Ugandan and ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report identifying various government, militia and rebel leaders of the Central African Republican (CAR) that the organization believes to be responsible for serious violent offenses that have forced nearly a million people to abandon their homes ...[read more]
February 9, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The UN and the African Union (AU) have signed a joint agreement on the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Africa. The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, signed the document with Ambassador Smail Chergui of Algeria, Commissioner for Peace and ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The African Union (AU) called Saturday for African countries to "speak with one voice" against the trials of sitting heads of state in the International Criminal Court (ICC). The statement comes in relation to the trial of two current heads of the Kenyan government, Kenya's president, Uhuru ...[read more]
January 20, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
European Union (EU) foreign ministers agreed on Monday to increase military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR), and EU member states and other international donors also raised half a billion dollars in order to provide humanitarian assistance in the country. EU foreign ministers ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called for South Sudan leaders, the African Union (AU) and the UN to support an international commission of inquiry to investigate targeted attacks on civilians based on ethnicity. Daniel Bekele, Africa director at HRW, said, "Appalling crimes have been ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously on Thursday to authorize deployment of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR) following escalating violence in the nation's capital Bangui. Through Security Council Resolution 2127, the UNSC approved the existing International Support ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred Kennedy Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda says that the current pressure by the African Union to demonize the ICC as outside control, misses the greater picture and the opportunity for progress ... On ...[read more]

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