World in ‘severe cascade of human rights setbacks’, UN human rights chief warns

The United Nations’ Human Rights chief called on Monday for “concerted action” to fight a severe deterioration of rights globally. “To recover from the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes, we need a life-changing vision — and concerted action to follow up,” Michelle Bachelet said in her opening statement to theContinue reading “World in ‘severe cascade of human rights setbacks’, UN human rights chief warns”

Chad President Idriss Deby dies on frontline, son to take over, army says

The West has seen Deby as an ally in the fight against Islamist extremist groups, such as Boko Haram and groups linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State. Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after DebyContinue reading “Chad President Idriss Deby dies on frontline, son to take over, army says”

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