Africa

  • IGOHR Observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 Aug 2016

    IGOHR Observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the United Nations and the international community to observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This day is observed yearly on the 30th of August and this year marks its 6th observance since it was officially declared by the UN General Assembly in December 2010. According to the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, anyone who is illegally arrested, detained or abducted unwillingly... read more


  • iaIGO Condemns the Attack on Peacekeepers in Central African Republic 05 Aug 2015

    iaIGO Condemns the Attack on Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) denounces the attack on a United Nation peacekeeping mission in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) which resulted in the death of a peacekeeper and injuring eight others. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) recently came under attack by a group of armed men bearing machine guns and grenades. The incident took place while the peacekeepers were on duty affecting an arrest warrant issued by... read more


  • iaIGO Condemns Torture and Cruel Treatment of Prisoners including Saadi Gaddafi 05 Aug 2015

    iaIGO Condemns Torture and Cruel Treatment of Prisoners including Saadi Gaddafi

    The International Gulf Organization is deeply concerned about the methods used by the Libyan prison guards who interrogated Saadi Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan President Colonel Gaddafi. A recent video going viral on the worldwide web revealed a series of cruel treatment of Saadi Gaddafi the son of former Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi during his interrogation. The video which was filmed in the al-Hadba prison, and not been independently verified, showed Saadi beaten on his face while being... read more


  • iaIGO Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombing in Cameroon and Nigeria which Killed Dozens 30 Jul 2015

    iaIGO Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombing in Cameroon and Nigeria which Killed Dozens

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) condemns in its strongest terms the suicide bomb explosion that killed 20 and 14 civilians in Cameroon and Nigeria respectively. Recent reports from Cameroon and Nigeria revealed that two female suicide bombers – a young girl of age 12 and a “mentally retarded” female – exploded themselves causing many casualties. The 12 year old female suicide bomber blew herself up in a popular bar in the northern city of Maroua, Cameroon... read more


  • South Sudan at the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster due to ongoing Violence 28 Jul 2015

    South Sudan at the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster due to ongoing Violence

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) is expresses deep concern on the welfare, security and safety of millions of children and families in war-torn South Sudan as violent clashes between rival parties seems unabated. Being the youngest nation on the planet earth, South Sudan celebrated its fourth anniversary earlier this month. But the ongoing political instability and violence caused by fighting between rival political groups have plunged the country into grave humanitarian crisis thereby painting a blurred... read more


  • Cameroon: 13 Dead in Twin Suicide Attacks in Fotokol 16 Jul 2015

    Cameroon: 13 Dead in Twin Suicide Attacks in Fotokol

    The International Gulf organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) denounces the twin suicide bomb blasts fueled by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon killing 13 people. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up close to a military camp in northern city of Fotokol, Cameroon. The bombs exploded 50 meters apart and within seconds. About 13 people were killed during the attack – 10 civilians, a Chadian soldier and the two assailants. At least 17 others were also wounded including seven Chadian and... read more


  • Algeria: Ethnic Violence between Arab-Berbers leaves 22 dead 13 Jul 2015

    Algeria: Ethnic Violence between Arab-Berbers leaves 22 dead

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns the death of 22 people during violent clash between rival Arab-Berber ethnic groups in southern Algeria. Approximately 22 people have been reportedly killed in violent tensions between the Mozabite Berbers and the Arab communities in the small town of Guerrara, near Ghardaia. About 30 others were severely wounded during the clashes while public properties, private homes, shops and many cars were set ablaze with fire. iaIGO expresses strong disapproval... read more


  • Four Journalists Arbitrarily Detained in Egypt 09 Jul 2015

    Four Journalists Arbitrarily Detained in Egypt

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) denounces the arbitrary arrest and detention of four journalists in Egypt, hence brings the total number of journalist imprisoned to 32. A latest report by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shade light on the increasing crackdown on the media by Egyptian authorities. The group protecting the rights of journalist worldwide documented incidents that lead to the arrest of four journalists in the North African nation. Mohamed Adly, a correspondent for the... read more


  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills over 200 in One Week 07 Jul 2015

    Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills over 200 in One Week

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns a suicide bomb blast on a church in northeastern Nigeria which killed at least six people and hence bringing the death toll to over 200 civilian deaths within a week of suspected Boko Haram insurgency. A suicide bomber attacked and exploded the Redeemed Christian Church of God on the outskirts of Potiskum in Yobe state resulting in the death of about six individuals including the head of the church... read more


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