Lakes State parliament summon 3 ministers over detained teachers

Three ministers have been summoned to appear before Lakes State Legislative Assembly next Monday over the continued detention of six teachers in a military barracks, a committee investigating the teachers' grievances said.The ministers summoned include education minister Nelson Makoi Makur, local government and law enforcement minister Chol Kuotwil Manhom, and legal affairs minister John Thon Kuat.Ruben Majak Nhial, Ater Ariau, Mabor Mapuor, Makur Nyot, Marol Chol, and Ater Ahou have…

Climate risk insurance: Preventing hunger from taking hold when disasters strike

In 2021, extreme weather events and natural hazards cost the world US$343 billion in economic losses, the fourth highest year on record. Of these losses, only 40 percent were compensated by an insurance policy.The covered losses were primarily in high-income countries that are largely responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. Here, infrastructure and populations are better insured. When families can't afford insurance, they have few coping strategies available when disasters strike.…

Senior Workshop on International Rules Governing Police Operations 2022

From 5 to 9 June 2022, over 60 senior police officers from more than 45 countries came together in Amman, Jordan, to participate in a high-level workshop on international rules and standards regulating law enforcement operations.Hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and co-hosted by the Public Security Directorate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Senior Workshop on International rules governing Police Operations (SWIRPO) is the…

Eritrea: Extend the UN Special Rapporteur mandate and enshrine his “benchmarks for progress”

Ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s 50th session (13 June-8 July 2022), we, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, are writing to urge your delegation to support the adoption of a resolution that extends the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Moreover, we highlight the need for the Council to move beyond merely procedural resolutions and to enshrine the “benchmarks for progress in improving…

Asmara, Khartoum keep discussing initiative to end Sudanese crisis

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Sovereign Council, received a new message about an initiative to settle the political situation in Sudan.Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh met al-Burhan twice, on April 16 and May 2, to discuss an initiative to resolve the political crisis in Sudan.However, the Eritrean Ambassador to Sudan, Isa Ahmed Isa handed over a new message from his government to al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan…

Asmara, Khartoum keep discussing initiative to end Sudanese crisis

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Sovereign Council, received a new message about an initiative to settle the political situation in Sudan.Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh met al-Burhan twice, on April 16 and May 2, to discuss an initiative to resolve the political crisis in Sudan.However, the Eritrean Ambassador to Sudan, Isa Ahmed Isa handed over a new message from his government to al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan…