'alternative Nobel' winners call for water rights, global justice
Sweden (CP) - Two Canadian recipients of this year's Right Livelihood
Awards, also known as the "alternative Nobels," on Tuesday
said privatization of fresh water resources represents a threat to
WOMAN OF AFRICA, SMILE!
A. N. Kithaka - This week holds two important events for African
women. The 25th of November marks the start of the 16 Days of
Gender Activism Against Violence, an international campaign meant
to raise awareness about gender violence, strengthen the work of
local organisations and demonstrate the solidarity of women
around the world. Incorporating the International Day Against
Violence Against Women (November 25th) and International Human
Rights Day (December 10), the goal of the campaign is to link
violence against women to the fact that it is a human rights
violation. November 25 is also especially important for African
women, as it is the day that the Protocol on the Rights of Women
in Africa comes into force.
- Magazine November/December 2005
MARK DOWIE - "Conservation Refugees" - When protecting
nature means kicking people out ...
vital to our knowledge
(01.11.2005) By Diona Fay Howard - "Hello
class, welcome to intellectual heritage 51. Can anyone tell me what
intellectual heritage means?" says a Temple professor at the
beginning of each semester. A bold student ready to earn an A for the
course eagerly answers, "It means the legacy of great thinkers
and ideas in this world."
(Patrick Bond - Oct. 2005) Exactly how much wealth does Africa lose
every year? Third World repayments of $340 billion each year
flow northwards to service a $2.2 trillion debt, more than five
times the G8's development aid budget, notes Patrick Bond. In
addition Africa’s citizens experience depletion of assets like
forests and mineral resources, and suffer the impact of
pollution as a result of mining. In this context, Bond argues
that those who claim international integration can enrich Africa
Land Mapping System to Give People Greater Say
(September 23, 2005) Kenya will soon have an electronic land
adjudication system if the Government adopts recommendations by an
PEACE MESSAGE TO STAKEHOLDERS
SOMALI YOUNG TURKS LEAGUE - POLITICAL PARTY (Date : 21/09/ 2005) PRESS STATEMENT - Inauguration for World Peace Day 21st September 2005 - We do have the opportunity to accommodate our sincere message to all Somali people with respect of the World Peace Day by using the whole local and international media ,Somalis ought to understand important of peace cohesion from hold to national level with resilient and confidence Somalis can restore peace and rebuild their country.
drown on Yemen crossing
(04.09.2005) At least 58 migrants have drowned and many more are
feared to have died on an illegal boat crossing from Somalia to Yemen,
a Somali official has said.
OF DOMESTICATION: THE PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND
PEOPLE’S RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA (Sept.
2005) Once 15 African countries have ratified The Protocol To The
African Charter On Human and Peoples' Rights On The Rights of Women in
Africa, its provisions will have to be included in country-level
legislation. This is the next challenge facing the Solidarity for
African Women’s Rights Campaign, says Sarah Mukasa, who assesses
some of the potential stumbling blocks inherent in the domestication
process. “It is imperative that strategies adopted for this campaign
take into account these factors and prepare for the resistances that
will surely come,” she warns.
SOMALIA: Peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu
NAIROBI, 11 July (IRIN) - Unidentified assailants shot and killed a prominent Somali peace activist Abdulkadir Yahya Ali on Monday during an early morning raid on his home in Mogadishu, the UN and a family member said.
must Somalis suffer?
(23.06.2005) Now that Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed left Nairobi for his war-torn
country, the question that remains unanswered is whether his departure will restore peace in the country where
famine, war, and all the crimes that go along with them has existed for
the core of every problem in Somalia is clan
(16 June 2005) Today every Somali living abroad though
educated are divided thanks to this satanic system of tribalism. Apart
from their financial aid to ignite violence in the country, they take
part their prayers in different mosques belonging to sub clans, writes
Mohamud Abdisamad Gure
JAGGER BACKS NEW CAMPAIGN FOR WORLD'S TRIBES
'Alternative Nobel Prize' meeting, Salzburg, 13 June 2005 - Bianca
Jagger has backed a new campaign for the world's governments to sign
up to the main international law protecting tribal people.
is a major obstacle to indigenous rights
PARTICIPANTS IN INDIGENOUS FORUM HIGHLIGHT DISASTROUS EFFECTS OF
POVERTY, CONFLICTS, LACK OF ACCESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
(2005-05-25) CL - As the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
continued its fourth session today, participants highlighted the
disastrous effects of poverty, ongoing conflicts and lack of access to
education on the achievement of full human rights, and stressed the
urgent need to complete the draft declaration on indigenous rights.
people resist DNA-project
Genographic research as neo-colonial attitude (28.04.2005) The
ambitious DNA profiling "Genographic project" which seeks to
retrace the path of human settlement on Earth has been encountering
resistance among indigenous people. After a boycott-appeal by the
US-American Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, now some
Maori and African First Nations have also announced concerns over the
MIDNIMO press release with regards to the current situation in Somalia
Somali Concern Group - PRESS RELEASE - 2nd March 2005 - Somali Concern Group
(SCG) is deeply concerned about the current situation in Somalia, in light of the possibility of deploying international peacekeeping forces in to Somalia. SCG believes that peace and security in Somalia is
paramount, however, we urge the government to ensure that the process must be transparent and well
struggle against glorified guns
(17 February, 2005) The latest book by world renowned Somali
author Nuruddin Farah is a gripping account of the dangers and
insanity of life in Mogadishu after 14 years of anarchy.
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