Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Sisterhood” needed as battle over women’s rights intensifies: expert

Women are being urged by a UN independent expert to "open their eyes" and form a "real sisterhood" to counter the "alarming backlash" against women's rights underway in many parts of the world.Alda Facio, Chairperson of the Working Group on

UN: Cameroon Forces Hundreds More Refugees Back to Nigeria

YAOUNDE � Cameroon authorities forced nearly 900 refugees back to northern Nigeria against their will this week, violating an agreement between the two countries to shield thousands from Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The Cameroonian government denied


NAIROBI, East Africa Breweries Limited, the Kenyan subsidiary of British alcoholic beverages multinational Diageo plc, is to invest some 15 billioon shillings (about 145 million US dolars) to build a new state-of-the art brewery on a 50-acre site in Ki...

“Protect the girls, respect the women,” says Sierra Leone minister

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra Leone's Minister of Gender and Social Affairs.She made the remarks on the margins of a disability conference at UN headquarte...

UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chiefSo many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday on the margins of a high-level meeting of the General Assembly.

EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

A European coalition of the willing offering migrants legal channels could restore some sanity to floundering migration policy, says Mattia Toaldo from the European Council on Foreign Relations in this commentary for Refugees Deeply.

As migration is now viewed as an