AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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UN warns of high sexual violence in Greek refugee camps

UN warns of high sexual violence in Greek refugee camps

UN warns of high sexual violence in Greek refugee camps By Newsdesk The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed its deep concern over reports about heightened sexual violence against and harassment of asylum seekers in Greece’s sub-standard and overcrowded reception camps. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva on Friday, UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly said the body received reports in 2017 from 622 individuals who survived sexual and gender-based violence on the Greek Aegean islands, at least 28 percent of whom said they had been assaulted after entering Greece. Pouilly,…

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Hunger in 9 African countries, others-UN raises alarm

Hunger in 9 African countries, others-UN raises alarm

Hunger in 9 African countries, others-UN raises alarm By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have raised an alarm over the level of hunger in 16 countries of the world following the outbreak of conflicts and wars. Report by the two UN agencies revealed that the countries are in urgent need of food supply as food insecurity or lack of access to enough food has been highlighted as the extremely critical importance of humanitarian support for the affected countries. The agencies…

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