Kenyan Government Closes Down Two Refugee Camps, Tells UNHCR to Finish in Two Weeks

Kenyan authorities have ordered the closure of two camps which are home to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Somalia, giving UNHCR two weeks to plan for the shutdown. The Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Northern Kenya house more than …

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MSF Claims Ethiopian Forces Executed Tigray Civilians

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) said on Thursday that while travelling in the war-torn Tigray region, its staff witnessed the killing of at least four civilians by Ethiopian soldiers. The staff members were travelling in a marked car …

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Saudi Official Threatened Special UN Investigator with Assassination

A senior Saudi official issued death threats against United Nations independent investigator, Agnès Callamard, after her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The outgoing special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings told the Guardian that the threats …

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Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Accuses Eritrean Military of Crimes Against Humanity

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has accused Eritrean troops of committing crimes against humanity citing the killing of more than 100 civilians in Axum in November 2020. The EHRC carried out investigations into the November 28 and 29 massacre …

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U.N. Secretary-General Demands Myanmar Free Prisoners, Stop Repression and End Violence Against Citizens

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the violence in Myanmar, demanding the county’s military stop the repression of citizens and release political prisoners, on Monday. Guterres called out the southeast Asian country in his speech, among other rights violations …

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WHO Urges Tanzania to Report COVID-19 Cases and to Implement Public Health Measures

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Feb. 20 has called on Tanzania to start reporting and publishing COVID-19 cases and to implement measures to curb the spread of the virus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus renewed his January calls to …

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