Human Rights

UN envoys in Kabul to press for women’s rights

UNITED NATIONS— Senior UN officials have arrived in Kabul for talks as the United Nations chief voiced concern over the Taliban’s creation of “gender-based apartheid,” a UN spokesman said.Since returning to power 17 months ago, the Taliban have imposed…

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Africa Gender Statistics conference opens in Nairobi

NAIROBI— More than 150 public and civil society actors from 40 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for the joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference taking place from Sept 26-30. Held under the theme ‘Gender Statistics Imperatives for Africa’, the Conference

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Botswana court summons ex-president over firearms

GABORONE— A court in Botswana has summoned former President Ian Khama to appear before it on multiple criminal charges, including possession of firearms.The “unprecedented” charge sheet showed that Khama was accused alongside ex-intelligence chief Isaa…

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