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Map of Recent Violence in Somalia
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Below is a map of Genocide Watch's coverage of recent violence in Somalia [show-map id='4'] Clicking on a location will redirect to associated article BBC's map of different spheres of control in Somalia: [caption id="attachment_9076" align="aligncenter" width="635"] BBC[/caption] Featured Image: Flag of Somalia (mega-flags.com) Copyright 2014. Genocide Watch.    

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Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad: Among world’s most forgotten people, and increasingly abandoned

Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad: Among world's most forgotten people, and increasingly abandoned  By Eric Reeves, Sudan researcher and analyst 8 July 2014    [Note: This is the first of a series of briefs looking at the many aspects of ongoing catastrophe in Darfur and the western region of Sudan as a whole; over the coming weeks and months I will post sustained analyses of: Rape—A topic that the UN and UNAMID refuse to raise in a serious

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Country Profile: Somalia
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Genocide and Mass Atrocities Alert: Somalia June 2014  Complex civil conflicts, along with devastating periods of drought over the past two decades have left the Republic of Somalia a failed state. The UNDP deems Somalia the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster.” Somalia’s instability has led to mass atrocities and human rights violations against the civilian population, being committed by all major parties involved in the conflict, especially

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Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gender Disparity in Air Force
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Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gender Disparity in Air Force By FARAI KUVIRIMIRWA, The Herald July 9, 2014 Gender imbalance in the Air Force of Zimbabwe is of great concern and efforts are being made to address the challenge, AFZ Air Marshal Perrance Shiri said yesterday. He said this at the handover ceremony of clothing and television sets donated by MultiChoice Zimbabwe for people at Chingwizi Relief Camp and Manyame Air Force Base Hospital at Air Force

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Convention on Rohingya raises awareness on human rights violations and lack of accountability
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Convention on Rohingya raises awareness on human rights violations and lack of accountability By Genocide Watch 9 July 2014 On June 21, 2014, the Burmese American Muslims Association hosted a conference that addressed the “enormity of violence against Rohingya and Burmese Muslims, the largest and deadliest conflict in Burmese history,” according to their website. Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, spoke at convention and offered

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America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence
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America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence By Layal Razavi, ACLU July 8, 2014 This past weekend's Fourth of July holiday made me nostalgic for the Independence Day celebrations of my childhood. My parents are immigrants from Iran, and the Fourth was a big deal. We would barbeque kabob and rice at the beach in San Diego and watch the fireworks, lying side-by-side on the grass. It was celebration of freedom in the county that had welcomed my parents

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Dozens of Gaza Strikes by Israel as Hamas Extends Rockets’ Range
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By Steven Erlanger and Isabel Kershner The New York Times 9 July 2014 JERUSALEM — Rockets continued to fall over central Israel on Wednesday and Israel carried out more airstrikes in Gaza, as the military and political confrontation between Hamas and Israel showed no signs of abating. [caption id="attachment_9453" align="alignright" width="237"] The New York TimesSources: Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Israel Defense Forces[/caption] At least

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South Africa: Legal Grounds to Compel SA Government to Renew Zim Permits
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South Africa: Legal Grounds to Compel SA Government to Renew Zim Permits By Mthulisi Mathuthu, SW Radio Africa July 8, 2014 South African legislator Masizole Mnqasela has said Zimbabweans whose right to live there under the Special Dispensation programme has expired, should go to court if the South African government does not renew their permits. Mnqasela who was a researcher for the Dispensation programme as a home affairs parliamentary portfolio

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South Africa: ANC Mourns the Passing of ANCWL DP Cde Nosipho Ntwanambi
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South Africa: ANC Mourns the Passing of ANCWL DP Cde Nosipho Ntwanambi By Zizi Kodwa, African National Congress July 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE Comrade Nosipho Ntwanambi, who passed on last night following prolonged illness, was a crusader for women's rights and an all round activist who placed her life and energies at the service of our revolutionary movement and the people of South Africa. Having joined the ranks of the African National Congress following

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Civilian Casualties Surge in Afghanistan Fighting, U.N. says
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By Azam Ahmed and Matthew Rosenberg The New York Times By Azam Ahmed and Matthew Rosenberg KABUL, Afghanistan — Driven by increased ground combat between insurgents and government forces, civilian casualties in Afghanistan surged 24 percent through the first half of the year to their highest levels since 2009, according to the United Nations, in a grim signal of the way the war here is changing from the same period a year ago. For the first time

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