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Export-oriented agriculture can impact on right to food

Geneva (Kanaga Raja) – The Government of Zambia’s policy of turning export-oriented large-scale commercial agriculture into the driving engine of the national economy, in a situation where land protection is weak, runs the risk of pushing peasants off their land, which in turn could push them out of production, with a severe impact on their right to food. Read More »

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

Johannesburg, Feb 15 (AP/UNB) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa’s biggest economies. The resignation signaled an imminent end to a leadership crisis in South Africa and set ... Read More »

Israeli Court to decide if Ahed Tamimi will be on bail

Bill Van Esveld On Monday, an Israeli military court will decide whether to release 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi on bail or keep her in jail until the end of her trial. She has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance, and some Israeli politicians have called for her to be harshly punished. But the military court should base its decision on one ... Read More »

EU teams to visit Rohingya camp Monday

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Four teams of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) comprising 11 MEPs will visit a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar on Monday to see their plight on the ground. One of the teams arrived here on Saturday and three others are scheduled to reach on Sunday morning. Read More »

ICT ready to give verdict against 4 for war crimes

Dhaka, 05 Feb – The International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against four persons including Amir Ahmad from Sudarampur of Noakhali on the charges of their involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. Read More »

Memo doesn’t clear Trump in probe: US lawmakers

Washington, Feb 5 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday. They expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller’s work would continue without interference. Read More »