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Archive July 2009

Exclusive interview: Olivier De Schutter

Food Security, Good Governance, ‘Land Grabbing’, agriculture and hunger. Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food for the Human Rights Council of the U.N., answers to all the questions made by Afronline.org and other four African newspapers – Sud Quotidien (Sénégal), Les Echos (Mali), L’Express de Madagascar (Madagascar) and Addis Fortune (Ethiopie). The exclusive interview will be published in five reviews – on the Italian weekly magazine Vita non Profit too – and newspapers on August 17. It will be on www.afronline.org in the full version on the same day, with a special cartoon by Damien Glez.

Libya: African Women in “chains”

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African pimps recruit young women born in poor families from Sub Saharan Africa, promising a job in Italy. Despite the promises, girls will never go to Italy and will end their journey prostituting themselves to regain their freedom.

African illegal residents walk around Medina square, in the heart of Tripoli, Libya’s capital. People coming from Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone live here, waiting for the departure to Italy across the sea.

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Darfur: UNAMID’s mandate extended

Jul31

The Security Council agreeded on July 30 to extend the work of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur region (UNAMID) by another year and called for the UN to set out a plan so it can measure whether the mission is making progress towards achieving its mandate.

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Uganda puts former LRA commander on trial

Uganda’s ability to try those accused of war crimes by itself will be put to the test in August, when Thomas Kwoyelo becomes the first former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, to appear before magistrates in the country, Bill Oketch of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting writes from Gulu.

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Nigeria: thousands flee violence in Northeast

Clashes continue in Nigeria, a region torn by conflicts between Muslims and Christians in the north. And while attacks by Sharia’s militants continue, Human Rights Watch claims that security forces made abuses against Muslims in last November.

After four days attacks by Islamic militants have killed more than 180 people.

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Ryadi:”Morocco lacks in democracy, but ther’s still hope”

July 23, 1999: Mohamed VI – 35 – succeeded to the throne of his father, Hassan II. On July 30 he was inaugurated as the new king inheriting a country deeply touched by thirty years of autocratic monarchy.

Despite the fact that the country has registered enormous progress in the area of economic modernization, many citizens, or subjects, are still living under the minimum poverty line.

Afronline.org took a look at the realities of today’s Morocco with Khadija Ryadi, President of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights.

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