News Round Up 1/4/16

April 1st, 2016

News Round Up 1/4/16

News from HART

  • The shortlist for the HART Prize for Human Rights has been chosen! Thank you to all entrants who participated – we have thoroughly enjoyed the broad spectrum and extremely high quality of your work ranging from art and essays to documentaries and musical compositions. Click here to book your free ticket for the Exhibition and Prize Giving on 12th April 2016.
  • Click here to read an article featuring Baroness Cox on the de facto genocide which is being perpetrated by the Sudanese army in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan areas of Sudan.

Burma

Htin Kyaw (centre) was sworn in as president along with his vice-presidents | BBC

Htin Kyaw (centre) was sworn in as president along with his vice-presidents | BBC

India

  • The BBC has published an article questioning whether India is facing its worst-ever water crisis.
  • A 17-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly tortured in illegal detention by Ramanathapuram police for five days on a murder charge, after which he was released when proven innocent.
  •  Students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus have been campaigning against the festival Holi, describing it as an “anti-women” festival.

Nagorno-Karabakh

 

Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks have devastated villages in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

Boko Haram attacks have devastated villages in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

  • One of the girls arrested for carrying explosives in northern Cameroon claims to be one of the 270 school children abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, north-eastern Nigeria.
  • Nigerian troops captured the northeastern town of Alargano, considered the “spiritual” base of Boko Haram, after a 10-day siege.
  • Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram fighters in multiple villages in Borno State.

South Sudan

Sudan

Nuba Reports

Nuba Reports

 

Timor Leste

Uganda

 


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