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17 February 2020

Somalia: Amnesty accuses Facebook of disabling journalists' accounts & compromising freedom of speech; Facebook comments

 Amnesty International has claimed that Facebook's disabling of Somalia-based journalists' accounts compromises their freedom of expression. It has urged Facebook to ensure it is not manipulated by the Somalia authorities to undermine the right to...

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4 November 2019

Kenyan teachers allege poor working conditions & sexual harassment in Somalia's Elm Schools; includes school's comments

Author: Beatrice Kangai, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Kenyan teachers allege exploitation in Somaliland", 28 October 2019...

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11 October 2019

Facebook extends third-party fact-checking programme to 10 new African states

Author: AFP, news24

"Facebook extends fact-checking programme to 10 new African states", 9 October 2019....

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9 September 2019

Somalia based telecom company allegedly financing terror group to destroy communication masts in Kenya to increase its market share

Author: Walter Menya, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Somali telco behind mast attacks, report says"...

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11 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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10 June 2019

Oil at the heart of diplomatic feud between Kenya and Somalia

Author: Fred Oluoch, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Defiant Somalia puts contested oil block territory up for auction"...

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29 May 2019

Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs, according to 2019 Child Labour Index

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains... [O]ur latest annual Child Labour Index... shows that...

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23 April 2019

Editorial: Why lack of proper regulatory framework could make Somalia’s oil a curse

Author: Rasna Warah, The Elephant(Kenya)

"Adding Fuel to Fire: Why Somalia’s Oil Could Prove to Be a Curse"...

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11 February 2019

Somalia: Local fishing communities say deal between govt. & Chinese Overseas Fisheries Association will compromise their livelihood

Author: Laura Angela Bagnetto, Radia France International

"Somalia: Chinese deal angers fishing communities, sparks concerns over sovereignty and piracy"...

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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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