Guinea's transition to democracy is a difficult one. In advance of the second-round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday October 31, we look at Guinea's recent political past in the first of a three-part series.
UNESCO's executive board puts the controversial Obiang prize on hold, indefinitely.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a comprehensive report on war crimes and human rights violations in the DRC between 1993 and 2003. A first step to ending a culture of impunity in the region?
More than eight months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and almost six months to the day after the high-level donor meeting at the United Nations where the world pledged about $10 billion over three years for the Haiti Reconstruction Fund, the Associated Press reports that "just $686 million of that has reached Haiti so far."
On September 22, high-profile members of the Africa Commission gathered in New York to talk about the importance of inclusive growth and employment in accelerating the achievement of the MDGs.
Exclusive interview with Mary Robinson. We talk about the importance of a comprehensive human rights approach to development and the MDGs.
French president Sarkozy has always been known for his unforgiving stance on immigration and security issues: the fact that these two vast sets of policy issues are connected in his mind underscores Sarkozy's tendency to merge the narratives around crime and immigration. In recent weeks, however, a controversial policy which targets the Roma - gypsies, as they are sometimes called, who hail primarily from Romania and Bulgaria, two relatively new EU member states - for deportation has been stirring the debate.