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Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet

3 July 2019-After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals. “It is essential there are prompt, transparent and independent investigations into how all these people lost their lives, as well as into the causes of such a large number of injuries,” said the High Commissioner. Ms. Bachelet also urged the authorities to respect people’s right to protest peacefully and, as desired by...

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Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation

3 July 2019-An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wednesday, as both the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), insisted that it may amount to a war crime. In a joint call for an investigation to bring those responsible to justice, UN migration agency, IOM, and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, spoke of the “appalling toll” caused by Tuesday’s reported airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in a suburb of the Libyan capital. Secretary-General António Guterres, said in a statement that he...

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DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province

2 July 2019-Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen. In addition to worsening hunger, communities in north-east DRC face a deadly Ebola outbreak and inter-ethnic clashes that claimed at least 117 lives between 10 and 13 June, according to a recent report by the UN human rights office, OHCHR. Announcing the aid scale-up operation on Tuesday, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel warned that “people are dying of hunger, or, malnutrition...

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Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation

27 June 2019-The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they share the three latrines that have been there for some time. “The latrines in the village are not well maintained,” offered another participant, “so many of us go to the outskirts of the village to finish our business.” The village is Andoharanovelona, 60 kilometers south of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar...

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‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

24 June 2019-The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”. On 19 June, a group of protestors ransacked the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Graida office, in South Darfur, stealing an unspecified amount of money and vandalizing four vehicles. They also invaded and destroyed offices and properties of the humanitarian organization, World Vision International (WVI). “This behaviour is totally unacceptable, especially the looting and destruction of humanitarian property causing serious disruption...

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

IGP MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADAMU NPM, mni

DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLCE (OPERATIONS)

DIG ABDULMAJID ALI

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (PEACEKEEPING)

DCP SADIQ I. ABUBAKAR

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