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IOM Wants US$49.2m to Help Migrants

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has increased its appeal for the Libyan crisis to US$49.2 million dollars, urging the international donor community to not let up in responding to the crisis.

IOM director, William Lacy Swing, points out that the organisation is concerned at the plight of Libyans and migrants who are still stranded inside Libya.

Lessons for the ANC in Street Protests

For the past weeks the unfolding drama in the Middle East has dominated news reports and media commentary to exclusion of almost every other issue. And there is still no end in sight. As events reach a certain interim stage of resolution in one country, attention moves to another. Even as pundits attribute the problems in one country to a particular cause, the popular uprisings in another country seem to have a different cause.

UN Urges Libya to Stop Civilian Attacks

The United Nations (UN) has demanded an end to ‘indiscriminate’ attacks against civilians in Libya and warned Tripoli that anyone who violates international law will be brought to justice.
 
UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, appointed former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Abdelilah Al-Khatib, as his special envoy to Libya to undertake urgent consultations with the authorities in Tripoli and in the region on the immediate humanitarian situation.
 

Call to ‘Beat Up’ Mutharika’s Critics

Malawi President, Bingu wa Mutharika, has urged ruling party activists to beat up his critics in a call that has shocked civil society and religious leaders.
 
Speaking at a rally in Blantyre, Mutharika says party members must protect their father and discipline critics who insult him.

Mutharika, who ends his second five-year term in 2014, says he has been ‘patient for the last seven years from insults by critics’ and that it is the ruling party's duty to ‘beat up’ those who insulted him.
 

AU Urged to Press Gbagbo to Halt Abuses

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the African Union delegation tasked with resolving the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire to work towards ending gross violations of human rights by forces under the control of Laurent Gbagbo.
HRW Africa director, Daniel Bekele, points out that, “These leaders need to step in to find a just and accountable way out of this stand-off before the violence gets any worse."

UNHCR Calls for Libya Violence Probe

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) has warned that widespread and systematic attacks against the civilian population may amount to crimes against humanity.

In a press statement, UNCHR commissioner, Navi Pillay, condemns the "Callousness with which Libyan authorities and their hired guns are reportedly shooting live rounds of ammunition at peaceful protesters."

Activists Arrested Over ‘Egyptian-Style’ Protests

Zimbabwean lawyers have been given only limited access to 46 civil rights activists who were arrested in Harare last weekend.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ (ZLHR) Roselyn Hanzi says that from the time they were arrested, they were denied access to lawyers for about 24 hours.

Hanzi says that eight of the activists reported that they were tortured while in custody, adding that her organisation will formally demand that the tortured clients be examined by medical staff so they can raise it when they are presented to the magistrate.

Algerians to Protest this Weekend

Algerian civil society groups are planning new protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika this weekend.

Human rights groups say police briefly detained several hundred protesters at the march, but that no injuries were reported.

Last week, police cracked down as thousands of protesters took part in a banned march in Algiers.

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