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ILO report warns unemployment 'a major global challenge' for years

ILO report warns unemployment 'a major global challenge' for years | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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‘Black virgin’ gang-raped at just 13 ordered to be killed for daring to fight for justice against attackers in Pakistan

‘Black virgin’ gang-raped at just 13 ordered to be killed for daring to fight for justice against attackers in Pakistan | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Kainat Soomro was labelled a 'kari', or 'black virgin', in her rural Pakistani village and her own family ordered to murder her after she spoke out about the attack.
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US announces bounty for African group leaders

US announces bounty for African group leaders | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Government offers unprecedented $23m reward for heads of ultra-conservative armed groups in West Africa.
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Native American Wore Eagle Feather To High School Graduation Fined $1000

Native American Wore Eagle Feather To High School Graduation Fined $1000 | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
An Alabama high school student is being fined $1,000 and having her diploma withheld after wearing an eagle feather in her graduation cap on May 23. (Freedom of expression?
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Debt burden drives Indian family —including three children— to suicide

Debt burden drives Indian family —including three children— to suicide | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer

The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As I write this, Istanbul is under siege. The might of Istanbul's entire police force—the largest city police force in Europe—is violently cracking down on peaceful occupiers in Gezi Park.
The protest, which began on 27 May, is ostensibly over a ...
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Sudan: Sudan Rebel Attack On Abu Karshola 'Kills 30 SAF, Downs Chopper' - Bashir Fails to Show

Sudan: Sudan Rebel Attack On Abu Karshola 'Kills 30 SAF, Downs Chopper' - Bashir Fails to Show | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[Radio Dabanga]Abu Karshola -The Sudanese Revolutionary Front launched a lightning attack on Abu Karshola on South Kordofan on Friday, in anticipation of a visit to the town by Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir.
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East Africa: Kenya's Move to Sign EPAS Worries EAC States

East Africa: Kenya's Move to Sign EPAS Worries EAC States | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[New Vision]Kenya will be drifting away from the objectives of the East African Integration if it goes ahead to sign the long overdue Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) experts have observed.
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Niger: Unidentified Gunmen Attack Prison in Niger

Niger: Unidentified Gunmen Attack Prison in Niger | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[Deutsche Welle]Local witnesses have reported gun fire and explosions at a prison in Niger's capital. It was not immediately clear whether the assault was linked to unprecedented twin bombings which left over 20 dead last week.
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Kenya: Kenya Parliament to Conclude Vetting Cabinet Nominees

Kenya: Kenya Parliament to Conclude Vetting Cabinet Nominees | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[VOA]Kenya's parliament plans to conclude reviewing President Uhuru Kenyatta's final list of Cabinet nominees on Monday. Only two nominees are yet to be reviewed by the legislative body.
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UN anti-cholera plan in Haiti 'failing' - PakTribune.com

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Haiti: UN efforts to tackle cholera in Haiti are "almost non-existent", a charity says, as the world body faces court action for inadvertently starting a cholera epidemic in the country.
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Nigeria: Nigeria House Votes to Ban Gay Marriage

Nigeria: Nigeria House Votes to Ban Gay Marriage | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[VOA]Nigeria's House of Representatives has approved a bill that would outlaw same-sex marriage.
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Nigeria: Nigeria Releases Women, Children Held As Boko Haram

Nigeria: Nigeria Releases Women, Children Held As Boko Haram | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[VOA]Nigerian officials say they were demonstrating a commitment to peace talks when the country's security forces released dozens of women and children held in connection with the Boko Haram insurgency.
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Cost of Authoritarianism: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

Cost of Authoritarianism: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, ...
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SCARY RAPE STATISTICS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD at Women's Power Book site

SCARY RAPE STATISTICS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD at Women's Power Book site | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
World is gripped by sexual violence against women all over the world. Men are being sexualized by the Sexual Revolution and women are the usual victims. At book on women's empowerment site we offer rape statistics in south Africa.
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On the 'Turkish Model': Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas

On the 'Turkish Model': Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On 28 May, upon awakening, alarming news from home flooded my screen: citizens were protesting the destruction of the Taksim Park, just outside the historic Taksim Square in Istanbul, which is to become little more than a busy traffic intersection...
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UN report: The link between State surveillance and freedom of expression

UN report: The link between State surveillance and freedom of expression | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

In a landmark report, the United Nations today has broken its long-held silence about the threat that State surveillance poses to the enjoyment of the right to privacy.

The report is clear: State surveillance of communications is ubiquitous, and such surveillance severely undermines citizens’ ability to enjoy a private life, freely express themselves and enjoy their other fundamental human rights. Presented today at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the report marks the first time the UN has emphasised the centrality of the right to privacy to democratic principles and the free flow of speech and ideas.

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Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere

Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has thus far refused any serious engagement with the thousands protesting the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul.
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Tell Kickstarter not to allow bioengineered organisms

Tell Kickstarter not to allow bioengineered organisms | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A synthetically engineered life form designed on a computer by a private biotech company will be sent out into the wild unless we can convince Kickstarter to stop it. It will be the first ever organism produced from Synthetic Biology to be deliberately released into the environment and it will be entirely unmonitored and unregulated. It sounds like a bad science fiction plot, but it’s absolutely true.

Kickstarter is a crowdsourced fundraising website with rules preventing people from using it for projects involving drugs, weapons and even sunglasses! But unless they add to these rules, a Kickstarter project to bioengineer a new type of plant will receive over $400,000 of funding on the 7th June -- and worryingly over 6000 people who gave more than $40 will be sent bioengineered seeds in the mail to release at will. The engineered plant, a common weed engineered to glow in the dark, will be built using a controversial technology called Synthetic Biology that is so new that apparently no US regulator has the power to stop the spread. At present over 600,000 seeds will be posted to over 6000 random locations - unmonitored and unassessed.

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Sudan: 23000 Flee Jonglei Violence, UN Says - AllAfrica.com

Sudan: 23000 Flee Jonglei Violence, UN Says - AllAfrica.com | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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Ethiopia, which borders Jonglei's Pibor county, has received about 16,000 people since the beginning of May, Irwin told AP, while 5,000 have arrived in Kenya and 2,500 in Uganda.
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Egypt: Parliament Ruled Illegal, but to Stay On

Egypt: Parliament Ruled Illegal, but to Stay On | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Cairo -Egypt's highest court on Sunday invalidated the country's Islamist-dominated Senate and a panel that drafted the country's constitution, state media reported.
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Indian manufacturer seeks inroads into Africa - Economic Times

Indian manufacturer seeks inroads into Africa - Economic Times | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Economic Times Indian manufacturer seeks inroads into Africa Economic Times JOHANNESBURG: An Indian provider of digital television technology is aiming to establish a foothold in Africa, entering the annual Satcom Africa Expo as the sole exhibitor...
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Privatisation of 10 power plants in Nigeria - Afrique en Ligue

Privatisation of 10 power plants in Nigeria Afrique en Ligue The Federal Government begins privatisation of 10 power plants - The Federal Government is to privatise the 10 independent power plants built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company...
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Kenya: Kenyan High Court to Hear Arguments Against Parliament Pay Raise

Kenya: Kenyan High Court to Hear Arguments Against Parliament Pay Raise | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[VOA]The Kenyan High Court will hear complaints Friday from civil society organizations opposing a controversial salary increase for members of parliament.
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Tanzania: The Untold Story of Tanzania's Resource Curse

Tanzania: The Untold Story of Tanzania's Resource Curse | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
[ThinkAfricaPress]The recent protests in southern Tanzania were triggered by grievances regarding natural gas discoveries, but regional discontent has deep historical roots.
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