Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Dr Denis Mukwege hits out at violence and failure to protect women in his home country Dr Denis Mukwege talks to the media after his Nobel peace prize win, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Reuters The Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize Read more about Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit[…]

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law

By Youssef Chahed Senior officials in the public sector, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions are also subject to anti-enrichment measure    File photo of anti-corruption protest in Tunis, 13 May 2017 (AFP) (Libera does not own this picture)   The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed Read more about Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law[…]

How is Sicily’s food culture reshaped by migrants

  Moltivoti is half-restaurant and half a shared space for NGOs working with migrants, part of the network of Libera, Associations, Names and Numbers. Moltivolti is located at the heart of the Ballarò neighbourhood of Palermo. After being a dilapidated ghetto, increasingly depopulated as families moved to airier suburbs, new arrivals began renting here several Read more about How is Sicily’s food culture reshaped by migrants[…]