Category Archives: Human Rights

Energy Giant Total Taken to French Court for Climate Inaction

PARIS - In a groundbreaking case in France, energy giant Total is being sued for allegedly failing to adequately fight climate change.The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by environmental groups and local authorities who feel it has potential global implic...

Amid Kenya Power Struggle, IMF Says Investment Program in Crisis

NAIROBI - Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10 billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle at the heart of government.Amid

Committee Urges Swift Formation of South Sudan Unity Government

JUBA - A committee formed to help resolve disputes over the boundaries and number of South Sudan states has turned the issue over to arbitration, adding the issue should not hold up formation of a unity government.After President Salva Kiir

Escalating Violence in Libya Sends Migrants Fleeing for Europe

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration says most of the more than 1,000 migrants who fled escalating violence and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Libya over the past two weeks have returned to Libyan shores and been sent to abus...

Malawi to Probe Bribery Attempts in Alleged Poll Fraud Case

BLANTYRE, MALAWI - Malawi's anti-graft body said Monday it probed alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and t...

Media Advocates Accuse Nigerian Government of Stifling Free Reporting

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigerian free press advocates are accusing the government of blacklisting a leading national newspaper for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.In a blistering editorial published early last month, the Lagos-headquartered Punch newspap...