Tag Archives: Human Rights

Cannibalism, Child Mutilations in Central African Republic

31/03/2014

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Central African Child Peers through Wall, Photo by Pierre Holtz

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:49 a.m. DST, 31 March 2014 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Africa — Violence among Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains alarmingly high. Despite intervention efforts, death and displacement continue. In this troubled environment, there have been reports of cannibalism as well as revenge-killings targeting […]

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Libya Declares Gaddafi Rapes as War Crimes, Paving Way for Victim Compensation

25/02/2014

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Muammar Gaddafi, Photo Courtesy of Adam Bearne

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 00:02 a.m. DST, 25 February 2014 When discussing tools of warfare, one tends to think of guns, tanks, espionage and bombs. Unfortunately though, the damaging and lasting elements of war go far beyond this list and are seldom given the attention they deserve. For instance, rape has been utilized […]

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Kim Jong-un’s North Korea Revealed on Hidden Camera

28/01/2014

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Pyongyang, North Korean Soldier, Photo by Guillaume Briquet

Jessamy Nichols and Ayanna Nahmias Last Modified: 01:56 a.m. DST, 28 January 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea – Unfortunately not all countries in today’s world govern on a moral foundation of democracy and human rights. However, many fall into the improving category, because in recent decades many governments have moved towards elections, freedom of the press […]

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Rwanda’s Parliamentary Elections: Democratic or Not?

24/12/2013

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Election Rally

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 11:54 a.m. DST, 24 December 2013 Rwanda, unlike many African countries has held democratic elections for its government with its people by and large in support of its current and past leader President Paul Kagame. The Parliament in which the governing party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), won a […]

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Central African Republic’s Tragic Conditions

12/09/2013

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Rebel in northern Central African Republic 02, Photo by Hdptcar

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 21:41 p.m. DST, 12 September 2013 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Africa – A few United Nations agencies have released new reports that disclose the dire statistics of the current status of the Central African Republic (CAR). Although a peace agreement was reached in January between the national government and the […]

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