Hunger strike Somalis get
(26.11.2007) Kenya has granted asylum to 23 Somalis, who had gone on
hunger strike, fearing they would be deported to Mogadishu.
General Assembly backs indigenous peoples' rights
(September 13, 2007) UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on
Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration upholding the human, land
and resources rights of the world's 370 million indigenous people,
brushing off opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the
United States. The vote in the assembly was 143 in favor and four
against. Eleven countries, including Russia and Colombia, abstained.
The declaration, capping more than 20 years of debate at the United
Nations, also recognizes the right of indigenous peoples to
self-determination and sets global human rights standards for them.
Curfew eased to let relief aid in Somalia
(21.04.2007) KENYAN authorities in North Eastern Province have allowed the UNHCR to transport much needed medical and other supplies to thousands of Somali refugees stranded in Somalia’s Dobley and Afmadhow towns.
No place to hide for the innocent
(09.04.2007) When I looked at my daughter’s eyes, I couldn’t find the bright glow that always warmed my heart. What I saw was fear. The usual sparkle and joy that shines deep inside Maria’s eye was missing, only a few weeks after she had celebrated her fourth birthday.
trade in Somalia 2006 (PDF - 2
Introduction: Somali wildlife has never been well protected, and
important habitats harbouring Somalia’s biodiversity have been
overexploited since the arrival of pastoralists at the Horn of
Africa. On the other hand, the need for bush meat has always been
low because 70% of Somali pastoral communities rely on domestic
animals to satisfy their protein demand. Therefore, subsistence
hunting occurred mainly during environmental disasters such as
prolonged drought periods. Nonetheless, in northern and central
Somalia, most big game such as elephant, giraffe and rhino became
already extinct before World War II, owing to habitat alteration and
'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 are wrong.
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,”
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.
long 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 decades.
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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