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Amnesty International Reveals Alarming Rise in Executions in Somalia for 2023

In contrast to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa where many countries are working towards abolishing the death penalty, Somalia has experienced a significant increase in executions. Kenya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Ghana have taken positive steps to abolish the death penalty. Amnesty International reported that Somalia was the only country in the region to carry out executions in 2023. Most executions in Somalia were carried out by shooting, and the death sentences were given for a variety of crimes, often following unfair…

Unprecedented Surge in Refugee Permits in OECD Nations: Flourishing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Reuniting with Loved Ones

In Nairobi, a recent study revealed a substantial increase in permits issued to refugees for study, work, and family reunification in OECD countries. The "Safe Pathways for Refugees" report, co-produced by UNHCR and OECD, showed a 38% rise in 2022 compared to the previous year. Approximately 215,000 permits were granted to individuals displaced by conflicts in 37 OECD countries and Brazil in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic figures. Ruven Menikdiwela, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, emphasized the importance…

Pochettino Affirms Commitment to Chelsea Amidst Impressive Performance Surge

Following a gripping conquest over Nottingham Forest, Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino yet again addressed questions about his future plans. Pochettino confirmed his intention to lead Chelsea in the upcoming season after a remarkable win over Nottingham Forest. With a resilient 3-2 victory in their Premier League clash at City Ground on Saturday, Chelsea secured their third consecutive win and extended their unbeaten streak to four matches. Despite facing doubts about his position throughout the season, Pochettino's…

Exciting Women’s Super League Season: Thrilling Title Battle, Relegation Drama, and Record Attendance Surge

An action-packed weekend in the Women's Super League had repercussions at both ends of the table. From fierce battles for survival to the exciting title race, the league delivered an enthralling Sunday for fans. This season has marked a historic moment for women's football in England. The combined attendance in both the WSL and Championship crossed the one-million mark, showcasing the growing popularity of the sport. The weekend saw unforgettable moments of drama on the field. Bristol City's struggle for survival against…

More than 500 killed in al-Shabaab attacks during period of constitutional changes

As Somalia deals with security issues, political turmoil has arisen from attempts to amend the provisional constitution put in place in 2012. The recent amendments, approved by Parliament on March 30, aim to increase presidential authority, eliminate the prime minister role in favor of a vice president, and switch from a clan-based voting system to universal suffrage. These changes also suggest extending the terms of the president and Parliament, transferring some legislative powers to the presidency. The proposed…

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