Jun 19, 2018

Brazil: Annual Indigenous Summit to Discuss Environmental Sustainability in the Amazon

Indigenous leaders from nine Amazon countries are meeting between 18 and 22 June 2018 in Macapá to discuss the main issues faced by indigenous peoples in the Amazon region. The participants will debate about the harmful impact of extractive industries and make proposals for environmentally sustainable strategies. This forum allows indigenous communities from Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia,...

Jun 19, 2018

Brazil: Annual Indigenous Summit to Discuss Environmental...

Indigenous leaders from nine Amazon countries are meeting between 18 and 22 June 2018 in Macapá to discuss the main issues faced by indigenous peoples in the Amazon region. The participants will...

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Jun 18, 2018

Western Togoland: Youth Association Against Oil...

On 9 May 1956, a referendum was held on the territorial status of British Togoland in which people could choose to either become part of the former Gold Coast, present-day Ghana, or to become unified with...

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Jun 18, 2018

Haratin: Photographer Seif Kousmate Arrested in...

Mauritanian authorities held photographer Seif Kousmate in detention because of pictures he took of the country’s Haratin people living in tents and shanties. This material would be another proof...

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Jun 14, 2018

Crimean Tatars: 60 MEPs call for EU Governments...

60 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have signed the open letter initiated by German MEP Rebecca Harms, an expert on Eastern Europe from the Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA) group, calling for a...

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Jun 14, 2018

Ambazonia: ACHPR Adopts Resolution 395 (LXII)...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), met at its 62nd Ordinary Session in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from 25 April to 9 May 2018. During this session it adopted...

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Jun 13, 2018

Brazil: More than 3000 Indigenous People Gather...

Brazilian indigenous people have been facing a series of political setbacks under Michel Temer’s administration. The reluctance of the government to formally recognise indigenous lands and the criminalisation...

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Jun 13, 2018

Ethiopia: Sexual Minorities Under Threat

Ethiopia has become the most oppressive nation towards LGBT people as homosexuality is a crime and discrimination is fostered, enshrining the widespread popular belief that non-heterosexual relationships...

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Jun 12, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Day 22 of Oleg Sentsov’s Hunger...

Today marks the twenty-second day that filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike, demanding the release of 64 Ukrainian citizens who are currently being detained.The majority of the 64 are Crimean Tatars who...

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