REDRESS calls on UN High Commissioner visiting Sudan to help tortured activists

The UK-based human rights advocacy group, REDRESS organisation, called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, who is currently visiting Sudan, to intervene in the case of eight Sudanese activists who were arrested in connection with the killing of a member of the Sudanese army.REDRESS, who are working in concert with Sudan’s Missing Persons Investigative Committee and the People’s Legal Aid Centre (PLACE), released a joint…

WHO is on the ground as climate-driven health emergency in the Greater Horn of Africa threatens 47 million lives

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. It is estimated that environmental factors take the lives of around 13 million people every year. Global warming is influencing weather patterns, causing heat waves, heavy rainfall and droughts.The Greater Horn of Africa is facing an unprecedented, acute hunger and health crisis driven by climate change, and compounded by conflict and economic shocks. Forty-seven million people in that region are…

Adapt or starve: COP27 highlights agricultural challenges and solutions to climate change

This sentiment resonated in dozens of pavilions and conference rooms in Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday, as COP27 turned its attention to the vital issue of adaptation, agriculture and food systems in the context of climate change."We need to help rural populations build their resilience to extreme weather events and adapt to a changing climate. If not, we just go from one crisis to the next. Small farmers work hard to…

Has al-Qaeda gained new footholds in Sudan?

Bayt al-Maqdis, one of the media interfaces of Al-Qaeda, published on October 17, 2022, a new book entitled “Fighting is Now: Messages of War to the Mujahidin in Sudan.”“These are messages of war that I send to the Mujahideen in Sudan, because it is a legitimate obligation for us to fight for the sake of the religion so that the word of unbelievers is lowered to the depths, and the…