Biden’s $1.9 trillion bill moving forward as Democrats reach deal to slash unemployment benefits to $300 through Sept. 6

President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is finally moving forward in the Senate after Democrats announced late on Friday that they had reached a deal to reduce weekly unemployment benefits from $400 to $300 through September 6, as well as provide tax relief on benefits...

Two years after hearings began on decades of human rights violations, Gambia and West Africa anxiously await long sought justice

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The Biden administration has committed more than $3.5 million to support a rapid response to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa and Guinea in West Africa, the White House said on Friday.On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced a confirmed case of Ebola in North Kivu Province, and on February 14, 2021,...
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A small but loud group of peaceful protesters gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday, calling on the global body to act fast and stop the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Tigray region, northern Ethiopia. Their protest coincided with a United Nations Security Council meeting.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYNj_85-zB8Holding placards and chanting "stop the killings in Tigray", the protesters called on world leaders to do everything they can...

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Nigerian Kehinde Enagameh on Tuesday became the latest witness to testify at the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) – an institution established in 2017 to investigate human rights violations committed under the rule of Yahya Jammeh as well as design a national reparations program – since hearings...

Amnesty International demands Iowa prosecutors drop criminal charges against journalist Andrea Sahouri

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World Health Organization unveils new guidance on procurement of radiotherapy equipment

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International Women’s Day commemorates women leaders but acknowledges severe gender inequality

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New poll finds strong majority of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of COVID-19

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is enjoying high approval ratings early on in his presidency, with 60% of Americans approving of his overall job performance and 70% approving of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that the President has an overall...

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Has the world forgotten about the Oromo people and the detention of Jawar Mohammed?

While the unfolding crisis in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia has drawn international attention, conflict and tensions between the Oromo people and the Ethiopian government persist despite a lack of widespread media coverage or international action on the issue.Jawar Mohammed, prominent Oromo political activist, has now been in prison for over eight months and little action has been taken to make his release a priority. Jawar was arrested...

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Myanmar military brutalizes protestors again

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Human Rights Watch confirms Eritrean armed forces ‘massacred Tigray civilians’ in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday night that it had confirmed Eritrean armed forces "massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020."The international rights group called on the United Nations to "urgently establish an independent inquiry into war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the region to pave the way...

International Criminal Court opens investigation into Palestinian situation as U.S. kicks against move

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Ethiopia: UN chief says there are “persistent, credible reports of grave violations” in Tigray region as Amnesty International joins call for global investigation

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Biden’s $1.9 trillion bill moving forward as Democrats reach deal to slash unemployment benefits to $300 through Sept. 6

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Two years after hearings began on decades of human rights violations, Gambia and West Africa anxiously await long sought justice

Nigerian Kehinde Enagameh on Tuesday became the latest witness to testify at the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) – an institution established in 2017 to investigate human rights violations committed under the rule of Yahya Jammeh as well as design a national reparations program – since hearings...

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Ethiopians protest at UN headquarters in New York, demand end to humanitarian nightmare in Tigray region

A small but loud group of peaceful protesters gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday, calling on the global body to act fast and stop the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Tigray region, northern Ethiopia. Their protest coincided with a...

Has the world forgotten about the Oromo people and the detention of Jawar Mohammed?

While the unfolding crisis in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia has drawn international attention, conflict and tensions between the Oromo people and the Ethiopian government persist despite a lack of widespread media coverage or international action on the issue.Jawar Mohammed, prominent Oromo political...

Amnesty International demands Iowa prosecutors drop criminal charges against journalist Andrea Sahouri

Amnesty International demanded the Iowa prosecutors drop charges against Des Moines Register journalist Andrea Sahouri.The journalist “was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020 simply for doing her job as a reporter,” said Amnesty International in a statement released March 4.The...

World Health Organization unveils new guidance on procurement of radiotherapy equipment

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced new guidance on how to procure Radiotherapy, a life-saving cancer treatment, for nations without access to the treatment. Radiotherapy is required for more than half of all cancer patients, especially in the most common types. Yet the treatment...

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Two years after hearings began on decades of human rights violations, Gambia and West Africa anxiously await long sought justice

Nigerian Kehinde Enagameh on Tuesday became the latest witness to testify at the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) – an institution established in 2017 to investigate human rights violations committed under the rule of Yahya Jammeh as well as design a national reparations program – since hearings began in early 2019.Mr. Enagameh is seeking justice for his brother, Paul Omozemoje Enagameh, one of 59 West African migrants,...

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Three African women from Cameroon, Somalia and DRC among 2021 International Women of Courage Award recipients. U.S. First Lady to meet them

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Human Rights Watch confirms Eritrean armed forces ‘massacred Tigray civilians’ in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday night that it had confirmed Eritrean armed forces "massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020."The international rights group called on the United Nations to...

International Criminal Court opens investigation into Palestinian situation as U.S. kicks against move

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New poll finds strong majority of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of COVID-19

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Three African women from Cameroon, Somalia and DRC among 2021 International Women of Courage Award recipients. U.S. First Lady to meet them

Three African women from Cameroon, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the 2021 International Women of Courage Award recipients announced by the U.S. Secretary of State late on Thursday.Secretary Antony J. Blinken would be hosting the virtual award ceremony on March 8. The First...

Human Rights Watch confirms Eritrean armed forces ‘massacred Tigray civilians’ in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday night that it had confirmed Eritrean armed forces "massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020."The international rights group called on the United Nations to...

International Criminal Court opens investigation into Palestinian situation as U.S. kicks against move

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the “Situation in Palestine,” Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced earlier today. The investigation “will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June...

Ethiopia: UN chief says there are “persistent, credible reports of grave violations” in Tigray region as Amnesty International joins call for global investigation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday called for an independent assessment of the facts on the ground in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, given what she described as "persistent reports of serious human rights violations and abuses she...

Biden reacts to passage of voting rights and election reform bill: The right to vote is sacred and fundamental

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday reacted to the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, a bill expanding voting rights and reforming U.S. elections.The For The People Act is better known as H.R.1, and has been a priority for the Democrats...

EU suspends development assistance to Myanmar following coup

The European Union has suspended all development cooperation assistance to Myanmar following the military coup there last month.The EU informed the World Trade Organization Committee on Trade Facilitation of its decision at the March 3 meeting, a Geneva-based trade official said.The bloc said it...
Three African women from Cameroon, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among the 2021 International Women of Courage Award recipients announced by the U.S. Secretary of State late on Thursday.Secretary Antony J. Blinken would be hosting the virtual award ceremony on March 8. The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden will deliver remarks to recognize the courageous accomplishments of these women, the U.S. Department of State said.The Biden...

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