Tag Archives: Social Issues

19Sep/17

U.N. chief seeks to avoid war with N.Korea, takes digs at Trump

UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading

17Sep/17

St. Louis protest turns violent after earlier peaceful march over police acquittal

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 16, 2017) (NBC) – Clashes between demonstrators and riot-clad police marred the end of what had been a largely peaceful second day of protest rallies in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Continue reading

12Sep/17

African migrant children face highest risk of abuse: U.N. report

A new UN report has revealed that migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 percent of those travelling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking.
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05Sep/17

Republican opponent of Trump’s Dreamer plan, urges president to take ‘care of these kids’

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 5) scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Protest march begins ahead of Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 19, 2017) (NBC) – Opposition groups began to march on the streets of Boston Saturday (August 19) ahead of a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers, a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump’s Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 18, 2017) (STATE TV) – With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday (August 18) and promised to make his department more racially diverse. Continue reading