Tag: Sudan

#HumanRights: #Maldives, #Sudan and #Uganda

#HumanRights: #Maldives, #Sudan and #Uganda

| March 19, 2018

MEPs have called for the respect of human rights in the Maldives, the ending of torture practises on detainees in Sudan and of ‘mercy killings’ in Uganda. MEPs urge the Maldives government to immediately lift the state of emergency, release all persons arbitrarily detained and ensure the proper functioning of Parliament and judiciary. They are […]

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#HumanRights: Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar

#HumanRights: Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs have called for an end to the arbitrary detention of journalists in Sudan, condemn the terrorist attacks in Somalia, and express their concern regarding the upcoming elections in Madagascar. Sudan: Charges against writer Mohamed Zine al-Abidine must be reviewed The European Parliament expresses its deep concern over the sentencing of writer Mohamed Zine al-Abidine, […]

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EU announces €106 million support package for people affected by crises in #Sudan

EU announces €106 million support package for people affected by crises in #Sudan

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has announced a €106 million support package – €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development – to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions. Some 4.8 million people in Sudan currently need urgent assistance. The announcement comes as Commissioner […]

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#Sudan:  EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

#Sudan: EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

During a visit to Sudan on 5 April, Commissioner Neven Mimica discussed increased EU cooperation with Sudan on issues of common interest. He also announced a €100 million Special Measure for the country, to be implemented under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. This Trust Fund was set up last year to tackle instability […]

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Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks China and Iran are the two countries in which the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers International has identified the highest number of believers imprisoned for exercising their basic rights to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The violations are detailed in the NGO’s last annual prisoners’ list “Behind Bars for their […]

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Sudan bans construction of new churches

Sudan bans construction of new churches

By Mohammed Amin Sudan has prohibited the construction of any new church in the country, which has been under an Islamic regime since 1989. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments Shalil Abdullah announced that the government will henceforth not issue permits for the building of churches in the country.  Minister Shalil Abdullah told […]

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South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region. This upcoming funding has been announced during a high-level meeting on the South Sudan humanitarian crisis organised in […]

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