Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Tim Wimborne

 

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Amnesty International

Under the military’s dominance, the Pacific island nation of Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new report by human rights NGO Amnesty International states.

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Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail Hybrid Court to try war crimes

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Amnesty International

Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said human rights NGO Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published yesterday.

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Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

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Alpha Jallow

According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with the causes of inequality for both women and men.

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Over 37,000 South Sudanese Sheltering in UN Protection Site

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Peter Louis

An estimated 37,200 displaced persons are currently seeking protection at one of the two UN peacekeeping bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to a population count held at the UN House protection of civilians (PoC) site in August.

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Aid workers voice concern over violence and insecurity in DRC

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Darell Maurice

Concerned with the ongoing deterioration of the security situation and an increase in violence against aid workers, humanitarian organizations operating in the Congolese province of North Kivu have expressed their frustration at the growing insecurity affecting as many vulnerable people as humanitarian workers.

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Amnesty calls on Sudan to investigate student killing

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Michael Organ

The human rights NGO Amnesty International has called on the Sudanese government to investigate the killing of an eighteen year old student by intelligence agents.

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IOM targets vulnerable populations in remote areas of South Sudan

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Peter Louis

Rapid response teams from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are addressing the humanitarian needs of crisis-affected populations outside of displacement sites in South Sudan.

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