Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrick Maigua

An investigation carried out by the United Nations has revealed wide-ranging human rights violations committed by Congolese army soldiers and the fighters belonging to the M23 rebel group in the aftermath of the clashes for the control of Goma town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The atrocities are reported to have been carried out between 20th and 30th November in the town of Minova in South Kivu province. The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) says at least 126 women, including … [Read more...]

SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits

Senior vice president of Somali Athletics federation Khadjia Aden Dahir SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits Mogadishu — The Somali Athletics Federation will select one female runner from a field of 10 to compete in the 400-metres at this year's London Olympics. The youngest of those currently training in Mogadishu is Najma, 10. She started running six months ago, shortly after Al-Shabab left the city. "My father encouraged me," said Najma. She knows she is lucky - most girls in Somalia do not … [Read more...]

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