Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

Rights Group: Lebanon Law Discriminates Against Mothers

A prominent rights group Wednesday called on Lebanese authorities to amend a nearly 100-year-old law that discriminates against Lebanese women married to foreigners, denying their children citizenship.

Human Rights Watch’s deputy Middle East director Lama …

Aid Groups Denounce Burundi’s 3-Month Ban on NGOs

Aid groups are decrying Burundi’s decision to suspend nongovernmental organizations, amid ongoing concerns about human rights violations in the country.

The action by Burundi’s National Security Council stops the work of groups such as Doctors …

When Violence Flares, Ethiopia Continues to Turn Off Internet

When dozens of people died in ethnic clashes last month on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, protesters took to the streets. The government, meanwhile, turned off the internet.

Mobile internet service stayed off …

Rights Group Says Egypt ‘Forcibly Disappeared’ Lawyer

An international rights group on Wednesday urged Egypt to reveal the whereabouts of a well-known human rights lawyer who went missing after being detained.

An Egyptian court ordered the release of EzzatGhoneim and another lawyer, …

Melania Trump Visits Ex-Slave Holding Facility in Ghana

Melania Trump visited a former slave holding facility on Ghana’s coast Wednesday, calling it very emotional and really something that people should see and experience. On the second day of her goodwill trip to Africa, …