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- Europe must not abandon the Altans and Turkey's other jailed journalists

This statement was originally published on on 20 February 2018. Two of Turkey's most prominent writers, brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday 16 February...

China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

Chinese surveillance chiefs are testing a facial-recognition system that alerts authorities when targets stray more than 300 metres from their home or workplace, as part of a surveillance push that critics say has...

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

Scattered over the land between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace plans, international summits, secret negotiations, UN resolutions and state-building programmes, most of...

Africa: Presidents Who Came to Power At 40 and Below

Photo: Daily Monitor Age is but a number. With Emmanuel Macron,39, as the president –elect of France, GILLIAN NANTUME digs the archives for past...

Africa: Mass Protests and Mobilization Swept Continent - Amnesty Annual Report

Photo: Observer Media Human rights activists protest (file photo). Mass protests, movements, and mobilization –...

Quantifying human destruction and suffering in Sudan

The grim calculus of international policies and politicsBy Eric ReevesTowards the end of her long chapter on the Rwanda genocide in “A Problem From Hell” (2002), Samantha Power renders a moment from this terrible...

Donald Trump Refugee Ban: How Theresa May's US And Turkey Trip Turned Into A Political Thunderstorm

Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Within seconds of Theresa May’s plane touching down at Heathrow on Saturday night, she and her team knew that she’d flown back into a political storm. Hurricane Donald, a huge weather...

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Lambasts Mugabe for Attacking Judiciary

Share this on WhatsApp HARARE— President of Zimbabwe’s opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tendai Biti, says local people should not delegate their fight against socio-economic challenges they are...

EU visit to Iran designed to reassure banks

Renzi (r) met Rohani in Iran earlier this week (Photo: Iranian presidency) It forms part of a gradual detente following Iran’s implementation of the nuclear non-proliferation deal. Italian prime minister Matteo...

Manifesto for civil liberties

Voltaire at his desk with a pen in his hand. Engraving by Baquoy, ca. 1795. Wikicommons/ Public domain.When a month ago the ‘Manifesto for Civil Liberties in Spain and Europe’ was launched in Madrid, it followed...


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