February 21, 2024

31 allegations of sexual abuse in 3 months, United Nations reports

AFP From Deccan Chronicle UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made fighting sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff a priority of his tenure. United Nations:  The United Nations reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in three months Friday, with nearly half of those involving staff or partner organizations of the UN refugee […]

UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses

From AJC AP- DAKAR, Senegal A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and entire villages burned to the ground. Tuesday’s report comes amid growing fears that the country terrorized by multiple armed groups is […]

Trinis are the happiest islanders in the Caribbean, says UN report

Caribbean360 From iNews  Guyana The United Nations annual World Happiness Report was published on Monday (World Happiness Day), but Caribbean people interested in how their country fared were mostly disappointed, with much of the region apparently escaping the attention of the experts who compiled the report. Of those nations to make it on the 155-strong […]

Crisis talks to save endangered rhino

By Tristan McConnell, AFP From Business Insider Ol Pejeta (Kenya) (AFP) – Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five northern whites left on the planet — three live in a 700-acre enclosure on the […]

Jailbreak: More than 500 prisoners escape in Central African Republic

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Mashable BANGUI, Central African Republic — The worst violence to hit Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital, in a year further deteriorated Monday as more than 500 inmates escaped from a prison and militia fighters looted the offices of international aid organizations, officials said. The death toll from several days of […]

A Christian-Muslim crisis of faith in Africa

From The Christian Science Monitor With Christians and Muslims killing each other in the Central African Republic, the country needs more than foreign troops. A group of interfaith religious leaders are banding together to make peace real. The last time the world watched Christians and Muslims kill each other by the thousands was in the […]

Children ‘beheaded and mutilated’ in Central African Republic, says Unicef

By Mark Tran and agencies From The Guardian UN warns of unprecedented levels of violence against children, as December sectarian clashes result in 1,000 dead in Bangui Bangui, Central African Republic: a rare toy sits on a bench during a Christmas Day mass for children, at a makeshift camp for displaced people. Photograph: AP The […]