Venezuela security operations leave over 1,300 dead in five months, U.N. rights office says

Friday, July 3, 2020

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security operations killed at least 1,324 people in the first five months of 2020, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday.

Michelle Bachelet, who presented a 17-page report on Venezuela in Gene...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Genocide Watch Welcomes a New Summer Staff!

Genocide Watch welcomes our 10 new summer staff members! We're very excited to have such a passionate and hard-working cohort. Here are some things they have been working on: 

The Alliance Team - Lauren Salim...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 32 civilians were killed in central Mali when unidentified armed men on motorbikes attacked ethnic Dogon farming villages on Wednesday, local authorities said.

The attackers targeted four villages in Mopti region, which has seen dozens of tit...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

More than 800 people have been killed or wounded in "deliberate attacks" targeting civilians in Afghanistan during the first half of 2020, the UN has said, raising concerns the rising violence aims to derail planned peace talks between the government and the Taliban.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Since at least 2015, Islamist armed attacks on villages, markets, restaurants, convoys and churches in West Africa’s Sahel region have left a wake of blood, contributed to the displacement of over a million people, and reversed progress on health and education....

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Oromia demonstrations broke out after assassination of well-known singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.

The military has been deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday as violence broke out in some neighbourhoods in a second day of unrest that claimed more than 80 lives.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) warned that the Chinese government’s repressive population control measures against Uyghur and other Muslims—including forced sterilization—might meet the legal criteria for genoc...

Thousands of people are marching in cities and towns across Sudan, demanding greater political reforms.

Civil society groups say the protest is intended to make sure the goals of last year’s revolution, which deposed Omar al-Bashir as president, are achieved.

Security fo...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed, and more than 200,000 displaced by an armed group in northern Mozambique.

The fighters say they reject the government and want to establish political Islam.

The army has failed to contain it, and has itself been accused of rights abu...