Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era
[UNFPA in WCA] Statement of UNFPA Executive Director on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016"Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?" asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India.Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to household chores. Like more than one in three girls in her community, she may be married before turning 18.
One Year On, No Justice for Election Violence
[HRW] Dakar -Authorities in Guinea should take concrete and immediate steps to ensure justice for the victims and the families of those who were shot, raped, or beaten to death during the 2015 presidential election period, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter to President Alpha CondÃ©.
Letter to President CondÃ© On Accountability for 2015 Election Violence and Abuses
[HRW] Mr. Alpha CondÃ©
Guinea Complete Octet Thanks to Last-Gasp Equalizer
[CAF] A stoppage time equalizer by Sekou Camara was enough for Guinea to hold Senegal 1-1 in Conakry on Monday and claim the final spot for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Madagascar 2017.
Holders Mali Qualify As Guinea, Senegal Battle for Last Spot
[CAF] Mali will be in Madagascar come next year to defend their title at the 12 th edition of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. 'Les Aiglonnets' beat Ethiopia 2-1 on Sunday away in Addis Ababa to complete a double and advance 4-1 on aggregate.
Keita Ready to Back up His Bravado
[CAF] When a journalist dangles a microphone in front of your face, it is usually best to think before you speak. Every word you utter is likely to be noted down, recorded, kept on file and preserved for posterity. In 2014, when Naby Keita opened a direct line between his thoughts and speech in an interview for club side Red Bull Salzburg, he was probably not reflecting on the future consequences. "I dream of being the best African footballer and playing one day for Barcelona," he said. A little presumptuous per
Massacre At a Stadium - Guinea Confronts Its Past
[Al Jazeera] Conakry -Asmaou Diallo was watching television in her home on the outskirts of Guinea's capital, Conakry, when the shooting began on the morning of September 28, 2009. Her heart sank. Her oldest son, 33-year-old Ali, had left home to join a pro-democracy rally that day, and she had feared the event could turn violent.
7 Years On, Justice for Massacre Needed
[HRW] Conakry -Guinea has yet to deliver justice for the grave crimes committed on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium, six international and national human rights groups said today, in advance of the massacre's seventh anniversary. That day, more than 150 peaceful protesters were massacred by security forces and more than 100 women were raped. Hundreds of injuries and widespread looting were also documented.