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Top EU court ruling backs gay African asylum bids, gays are more than welcome in EU..

November 8, 2013

The EU's top court has ruled that homosexuals from Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal who fear imprisonment in their home country have grounds for asylum in EU member states. The Netherlands had asked the court for advice about three gay citizens of those countries seeking asylum. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says asylum can be granted in cases where people are more...

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Detention policy criticized, people locked up too long says official report

May 29, 2013

Failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants awaiting deportation are being held too long in custody, according to the government’s foreign affairs commission. The report, due to be presented to junior justice minister Fred Teeven later on Wednesday, has been leaked to RTL news. The commission states that foreigners are often locked up because the deportation more...

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Winter returns with a vengeance

March 9, 2013

OMG, the winter is back again and how is that possible in march; Cold weather with sleet and snow is set to hit much of the Netherlands on Saturday, weather bureaus said on Friday afternoon. Cold air will move across all but the south overnight bringing sleet and snow to northern areas. On Sunday the temperature will remain around zero but it will feel colder in more...

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Nigeria: ANPP anger over free phone plan for farmers

January 8, 2013

Nigeria: ANPP anger over free phone plan for farmers

The government says it wants modernise the agriculture sector A Nigerian opposition party has condemned a government scheme to give 10 million mobile phones for free to farmers. All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) General Secretary Tijani Tumsa said the plan was a "mischievous vote-catching exercise" for the 2015 elections. Last week, the agriculture minister said the more...

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New Year violence still unacceptable, says Dutch justice minister

January 1, 2013

Although there were less violent incidents during the New Year festivities compared with last year, the number of attacks on emergency service workers is still unacceptable, justice minister Ivo Opstelten said on Tuesday. In total, there were 8,094 incidents, down 350 on a year ago, Opstelten said. The number of attacks on police, ambulance staff and firemen fell from more...

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Youth shot dead by police at The Hague train station was unarmed

November 26, 2012

Youth shot dead by police at The Hague train station was unarmed

Monday 26 November 2012 The 17-year-old youth shot dead by police on a platform at Hollands Spoor railway station in The Hague on early Saturday morning was unarmed, the public prosecution department confirmed on Monday. In a statement, the department said a wide-ranging investigation is now under way into the shooting, which took place around 06.30 hours. Rishi more...

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What link exist between sex work, HIV and the law in Asia and the Pacific?

October 27, 2012

What link exist between sex work, HIV and the law in Asia and the Pacific?

Bangkok -- Nearly all countries of Asia and the Pacific criminalize some aspects of sex work. Criminalization increases vulnerability to HIV by fuelling stigma and discrimination, limits access to sexual health services and condoms. The report clearly distinguishes between adult consensual sex work and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Removing legal penalties more...

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African post-2015 dialogue launched with call for governance to build global transformational change

October 27, 2012

African post-2015 dialogue launched with call for governance to build global transformational change

Midrand, South Africa – As part of the global United Nations-led post-2015 development agenda consultations, the first in a series of dialogues on governance, including accountability by governments, concluded in South Africa today.   Ahead of the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this forum opens UN-led consultations with a more...

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Enhanced Engagement with Civil Society Organizations

October 27, 2012

Enhanced Engagement with Civil Society Organizations

The Board of the African Development Bank approved on Wednesday, October 3, the Bank’s Framework for Enhanced Civil Society Organization (CSO) Engagement. This Framework is designed to better structure the AfDB’s broader and deeper engagement with CSOs both at the corporate, regional/country and project levels, through three dimensions: outreach, dialogue and more...

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Agricultural cooperatives- key to feeding the world

October 16, 2012

Agricultural cooperatives- key to feeding the world

Co-operatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue economic sustainability and social responsibility”Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General Nearly one in seven people suffers from undernourishment, yet the world has the means to eliminate hunger and fuel sustainable development. There is broad agreement that smallholder farmers will more...

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