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KATHMANDU, 24 June 2015 – On the eve of the international conference on Nepalese reconstruction in Kathmandu, following the catastrophic earthquakes, civil society alliances around the world repeated the call to cancel Nepal’s entire debt. Continue reading
PADANG BESAR: The Malaysian Government’s efforts in assisting the plight of Rohingya refugees to date, has received the thumbs-up from a Netherlands non-governmental organisation (NGO). Salaamah Wal Adaalah president, Nourdeen Wilderman said he and his team were impressed with the treatment accorded by the Malaysian Government to the refugees at the Belantik Detention Depot Centre in Kedah.
20 May Malaysia and Indonesia announced today that they will no longer turn away boats carrying migrants, many of whom are Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims who escape violence in their own country. According to the United Nations, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They have faced torture, neglect and repression since Myanmar’s independence in 1948. Rohingya refugees mostly flee to neighboring countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Continue reading
Apr 27 Kanya D’Almeida (IPS) – a US-based rights group have urged the international community to cancel Nepal’s debt of $3.8 billion, arguing that otherwise it will be impossible for this impoverished nation to recover from this disaster. Nepal is ranked 145 out of 187 on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) – making it one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Continue reading
This is a mourning moment and terrible situation in Nepal created by the deadly earthquake since Mid-day of 25th April 2015 and still continued hundreds of aftershocks. This has taken the lives of more than thousands in Kathmandu alone; more than 200 in Bhaktapur and Patan resulting death toll crosses 4252 within severely affected 32 districts so far.
20-04-2015 (BBC) Les présidents guinéen, sierra-léonais et libérien sont à Washington pour participer aux réunions de printemps de la banque mondiale et du FMI et trouver des fonds pour redresser leurs économies durement touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola. Mercredi, le chef d’État guinéen Alpha Condé, la présidente libérienne Ellen Johnson Sirleaf et le président Sierra-Léonais Ernest Bai Koroma ont rencontré le président américain Barack Obama. Continue reading
SANA’A, April 16, reprinted from Yemeni Times: —At least two soldiers have been killed in Taiz city and three others injured in clashes with special forces allied to the Houthis that have continued since Tuesday. Saultan al-Alemi, the Director of Moral Guidance in the Taiz security office, said Pro-Hadi soldiers belonging to the 35th Infantry Brigade have been fighting with units loyal to the Houthis for two days in the Wadi Al-Gathi area of Taiz city, the capital of the governorate. Continue reading
Lisa Vives – South Sudan’s Democratic Army Cobra Faction announced its third release of child soldiers as agreed in a pact with the government signed last May. Over the weekend, 654 children registered with the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were released – bringing the total freed by the militia group since January to 1,314.