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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rights body calls for end to torture of political prisoners

Political dissenters in Ethiopia are routinely being tortured, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Detainees held at Addis Ababa’s notorious Maekelawi detention...

Banks may be forced to repay raided funds

Following a Supreme Court ruling last week, Zimbabwe’s banking sector is bracing itself to pay back some $400m seized from client accounts in 2007. Standard...

Skydivers plunge to their death inside stricken plane

A group of skydivers perished on Saturday (October 19) when a part of the plane carrying them broke off sending it plunging to the...

$24m campaign launched to address unsafe factories

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will initiate a $24 million safety campaign in a latest effort to overhaul appalling conditions in Bangladesh’s clothing factories,...

Brunei ruler counts down to strict Sharia law

In what is being viewed as the latest step towards ultra-conservatism, the Sultan of Brunei has announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments. Sultan...

May goes in hard- Home Secretary toughens up on immigration

Details of the Government’s long-anticipated Immigration Bill have been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May and roundly criticised by professional medical associations, the Chartered...

The UK pandemic of Husband-selling wives in the ethnic minority communities

The Buwas struck us with the humility of their beginnings, the oneness of their operation, the singleness of their purpose and the utter commitment...

African governance index promises positive change for the future

The seventh Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), released this week, confirms that overall governance continues to improve at the continental level. The countries...

Reprisal may threaten attack on Nigerians in G/Bissau

The attack on Nigerians reported in Guinea Bissau may not have passed away without the Federal Government reviewing the implications of the act. The...

Employment Allowance boost for business – bill introduced to Parliament

From April 2014, the National Insurance Contributions Bill will deliver a £2,000 a year tax cut for businesses and charities. As the National Insurance Contributions...

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