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By Moyra Ashford Reports of bodies floating in the white Nile, summary executions and widespread torture in the besieged southern Sudan city of Juba, have prompted the human rights organisation, Amnesty International, to launch an emergency
The US Congress tightened the economic stranglehold on Cuba on September 24 when it approved legislation designed to close loopholes in the 30-year blockade. Presented by Democrat Robert Torricelli and dubbed the "Democracy for Cuba Act", the bill
Israeli Women in Black: end the occupation [This article appeared in the (northern) autumn issue of Women in Black newsletter, published in Jerusalem.] Today, as during the last five years, Women in Black continue to demonstrate. Today, more
Sources in Indonesia have told the human rights campaign Tapol that eight East Timorese eyewitnesses to the Santa Cruz massacre in November, who have been in hiding in Jakarta since late August, are being hunted down by Indonesian security forces.
Amnesty calls for inquiry into killing of Kurds Amnesty International has called for an immediate, independent and impartial inquiry into the events in Sirnak between August 18 and 21, when at least 15 civilians, including five children, were killed.
By Peter M. Sales No leader ever swept into office on a higher wave of popular support than Corazon Aquino; few ever departed more undone or unsung. The hero of the heady days of People Power presided over a stagnant government and an economy
New independence group in Kanaky A new movement has been formed to achieve New Caledonia's independence from France. The Congress Populaire — the Popular Congress of the Kanak People — was launched after a two-day meeting on the eastern
Palestinians on hunger strike Palestinian prisoners from major Israeli detention facilities began an indefinite hunger strike on September 27 to protest against deteriorating conditions of detention. The strike was formally announced by
Blockade cost is $40 billion According to Radio Havana, a new study shows Cuba has lost nearly $40 billion since the United States imposed its economic blockade on the island 30 years ago. A report by the Central Planning Board, based on data
By Catherine Brown On September 17 Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government announced plans to deport thousands of Romanians, many of them victims of the recent neo-Nazi attacks on refugee hostels in eastern Germany. Since the racist riots

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