February 23, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
UNICEF on Saturday condemned the abduction of young boys by an armed group in South Sudan. A UNICEF team found that 89 children were abducted by armed soldiers in an Upper Nile State community. According to witnesses, boys over the age of 12 were taken by force. UNICEF urged the immediate release ...[read more]
December 14, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday referred 439 individuals to a military tribunal for the killing of three police officers last year. The group was composed of about 139 Islamists from the southern province of Minya and 300 from the Nile Delta Province of Beheira. The prosecutor's case was based ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Addison Morris
UN Independent Expert on human rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, said Friday after his third visit to Sudan that the human rights situation in the country has undergone positive improvements, but expressed his concern about the ongoing hostilities in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of the University of Aberdeen Law School examines several legal issues arising from the dispute over the Blue Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia...Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that he will release all political detainees and renew a commitment to maintain an open dialogue. The president made these statements after implementing a peace agreement with South Sudan. The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) had ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of Harvard Law School says that the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces must divorce its economic power from its political power if it wants to avoid further protests and protect its economic interests...It is probably too late. Too many people ...[read more]
November 26, 2005
by Andrew Wood
Hundreds of supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood complained of unwarranted arrests Saturday during the runoff for the second round of Egyptian parliamentary elections, alleging that at least 270 were detained outside of polling stations in Alexandria, the Nile Delta and Qena. The Muslim ...[read more]

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