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“Mapping war crimes in Sudan: Dear George…”

Dear George,
I have been following your recent activism on Sudan with great interest. While I admire your commitment to peace and human rights, I believe that you need to more critically evaluate the implications of your Satellite Sentinel Project, designed as an ‘early warning’ monitoring system for war crimes. continue reading »

Somalia: Food aid stolen from famine victims

Masses of food meant for famine victims in Somalia are being stolen, an investigation has revealed.

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Horn of Africa: Thinking outside the traditional funding box

The race to feed more than 12 million people facing severe food shortages in the Horn of Africa has seen humanitarian agencies make several funding appeals. Donor governments have contributed more than US$1.46 billion out of the required $2.48 billion.

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Gambia: Climate of fear ahead of presidential poll

Human rights advocates watching Gambia are worried that abuses against perceived dissenters will rise as the November presidential election nears, killing any chance of a free and fair poll. Already the official campaign period – the only time opposition parties are given access to the media and allowed to actively campaign – has been shrunk to 11 days from four weeks, sparking concern among political leaders.

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Burkina Faso: Justice campaigners welcome police convictions for fatal beating

The conviction of three policemen for the February death of high school student Justin Zongo should be another building block in the struggle against impunity in Burkina Faso, say student leaders and human rights defenders.

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ETHIOPIA: A British charity criticises land grabing

Aug26

British based charity Survival International claims Ethiopian farmland is being leased to foreign companies at the expense of local farmers. Video byVOXAFRICA

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