Africa

  • Mali: iaIGO Denounces the Killing of Six UN Peacekeepers 06 Jul 2015

    Mali: iaIGO Denounces the Killing of Six UN Peacekeepers

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) denounces the attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali that resulted in the death of six soldiers. A recent report by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) revealed that two of its patrol vehicles were attacked and destroyed by militants in the southwest of the city of Timbuktu. Six UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed in the ambush and six others wounded. Al-Qaeda’s North Africa affiliate group claimed... read more


  • Egypt: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Sinai 05 Jul 2015

    Egypt: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Sinai

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights condemns the terrorist attack on military checkpoints in North Sinai, Egypt which resulted in the death of at least 17 soldiers. A recent wave of suicide bombs hit several military checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai region followed by a deadly clash between security forces and militants. Egypt’s authorities confirmed that more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed during the deadliest attack in decades in the region. ISIL affiliates in Egypt... read more


  • iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor in a Car Bomb Attack 01 Jul 2015

    iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor in a Car Bomb Attack

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights denounces a car bomb explosion that targeted and assassinated Egypt’s state prosecutor Hisham Barakat. Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s persecutor-general was killed in a bomb blast by a remotely detonated car bomb that targeted his motorcade shortly after he left his home. About eight people including two security officers were injured by the explosion. No one has claimed responsibility of the attack but militants have been blamed for carrying out several of such... read more


  • Chad: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Suicide Attacks in N’Djamena 18 Jun 2015

    Chad: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Suicide Attacks in N’Djamena

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns the suicide attacks that claim the lives of more than 25 people and injuring scores of others in Chad. Chad, a leading role player in the fight against extremist groups in the Sahel region recently faced a series of deadly bomb attacks in the capital N’Djamena. According to reports, the series of suicide bomb attacks that took place on a police training school and headquarter resulted in the death... read more


  • Libya: iaIGO Calls for the Immediate Release of Abducted Tunisian Consular Staffs 17 Jun 2015

    Libya: iaIGO Calls for the Immediate Release of Abducted Tunisian Consular Staffs

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights strongly denounces the attack on the Tunisian consular mission in Libya and the abduction of ten of its staffs. Reports say that a group of unidentified gunmen recently attacked the Tunisian embassy in Tripoli, Libya’s capital and held hostage about 10 consular staffs. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. But the hostages are said to be in good conditions. In August 2014, after an armed faction called Libya... read more


  • iaIGO is Extremely Concerned About Children fleeing Violence in Northern Nigeria 29 Apr 2015

    iaIGO is Extremely Concerned About Children fleeing Violence in Northern Nigeria

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the welfare, education and future of the growing number of children fleeing the arm conflict in Northeastern Nigeria. A latest report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that more and more children are forced to flee their homes and schools due to violent clashes between Nigerian government forces and Boko Haram. An estimated 800,000 children are already reported to have crossed and seek refuge in neighboring... read more


  • Nigeria: Over 50 Deaths after Four Suicide Bomb Attacks 12 Mar 2015

    Nigeria: Over 50 Deaths after Four Suicide Bomb Attacks

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns the suicide bomb attacks that claimed more than 50 lives in Northeastern Nigeria. The Borno state of northeastern Nigeria has recently experience a series of bomb explosions. Two of the bomb blasts took place in two busy markets places in the city of Maiduguri, and a third one at a bus terminal close to a government security office building. The fourth suicide bomb explosion occurred at a military checkpoint... read more


  • IGO Condemns Bomb Attacks on Hospital by Sudanese Forces 01 Feb 2015

    IGO Condemns Bomb Attacks on Hospital by Sudanese Forces

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns bomb attacks on a civilian hospital by Sudanese forces in South Kordofan, close to the border with South Sudan. A fighter jet which is believed to have been Sudanese air forces, dropped a cluster of 13 bombs, two of which landed inside a hospital compound managed by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in South Kordofan. Two people were injured during the bomb attacks – one patient and an MSF staff.... read more


  • IGO Condemns the killings of Two Tunisian Journalists in Libya 15 Jan 2015

    IGO Condemns the killings of Two Tunisian Journalists in Libya

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights strongly denounces the killing of two Tunisian journalists in Libya. Two Tunisian journalists – Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari – who were kidnapped by an ISIL linked affiliate in Libya, were reported to have been killed by the group. The group, Islamic Emirate of Cyrenaica released pictures of the two journalists on ISIL affiliated websites and also said in a statement that the duo were killed because they “were working for... read more


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