USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims
Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.
Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament
Seven players from Eritrea’s national football team have gone missing after playing at a tournament in Uganda, an official said, the second time in two months its footballers have disappeared while touring the country.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace with Eritrea
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighbouring country
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea, The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,000, will be presented in Oslo on 10 December
Europe-bound boat carrying migrants capsizes off Libya coast, 65 rescued; UN says 40 migrants presumed drowned
A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized on Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, UN officials said.
Ethiopian airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam said the day marked an unique event in the history of Ethiopia and Eritrea
The Ethiopian prime minister’s Chief of Staff said 83 people were wounded but no one was killed, despite earlier statements indicating deaths.
Grenade explosion in Ethiopia kills several people; blast targeted prime minister Abiy Ahmed's rally
Abiy described the incident as “an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united.”
Xi Jinping addresses China's first overseas military base in Djibouti, asks troops to 'promote peace and stability'
Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat
The UAE runs at least two "informal detention facilities" in Yemen and has reportedly transferred detainees to a base in Eritrea Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
Qatar has withdrawn troops deployed on the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, two northeastern African countries fighting over border territory.
Eritrea's government has systematically committed crimes against humanity in the last 25 years, with top officials bearing direct responsibility, UN said.
When it comes to freedom of Press, India ranks 136 out of 180 countries, a poor record which needs to be rectified.
The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 refugees a plan that grew even more urgent as Greece saw a record number of migrants arrive by sea.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a shantytown on Rome's outskirts on Sunday, stunning poor residents, many of them from his native South America.
Authorties in North Rhine-Westphalia state are investigating six security guards. Seibert said Germany would not tolerate such abominable behaviour.
The reports says that some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges at the hands of the anti-Israel Sudanese government, while returning Eritreans also risk harassment.
A confidential UN monitors' report warns of "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government, which the monitors say has allowed the diversion of weapons that Somali authorities purchased after the UN Security Council eased an arms embargo on Mogadishu last year.
United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused.