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Protect Eritreans in their quest for safety, says UN rights expert

UN human rights expert has asked the government of Eritrea to respect human rights.

Sheila B. Keetharuth, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, expressed great concern about rampant human rights violations in Eritrea which have forced hundreds of thousands to leave their country for an unknown and precarious future.

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Interview with Mario Masuku, Swaziland's opposition leader

In early 2010, the following information was published on the COSATU Website. “Denmark: A solidarity group based in Denmark, attached to the Social Democratic Party of Denmark, has motivated that Mario Masuku, President of PUDEMO (People’s United Democratic Movement) of Swaziland) be awarded the DEMOCRACY AWARD for fighting for peace and democracy in Swaziland. Mario will be the first recipient of this newly created award. It will be conferred on Mario Masuku in the Danish Parliament on 15 March 2010, by Mogens Lykketoft. Mr Lykketoft was the former leader of the Social Democratic Party of Denmark and a very strong opponent of apartheid and injustice.”

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Amnesty accuses Shell of making false claims on Niger Delta oil spill

A new report reveals that oil giant Shell manipulated oil spill investigations in Nigeria.

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Al Jazeera uncovers mass grave in Central African Republic

Al Jazeera's Nazanine MoshiriMembers of the Seleka rebel group who are now ruling the Central African Republic (CAR) massacred women and children, Al Jazeera has revealed.

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Job vacancies: African Press Organisation hiring Journalists

The African Press Organisation (APO) is hiring Journalists to work as consultants throughout Africa for a two month temporary assignment.

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