Rohingya Muslims

Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included...

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Ruling decried as 'another injustice' against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were investigating 2017 killings of Rohingya

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

Following the International Criminal Court's unprecedented ruling, Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect it

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya ‘genocide’

On Monday, a UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity 'perpetrated on a massive scale' towards the Rohingya.

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been detained in Myanmar's infamous Insein prison since December in the case which has ignited a global outcry

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for the Rohingya

Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh have been quietly documenting the events of 2017

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees ‘within two years’

A statement by the Bangladeshi government said the agreement aims to return Rohingya "within two years from the commencement of repatriation".

Rohingya refugees to start returning from January

An estimated 655 000 refugees from the stateless group have poured across the border into Bangladesh, fleeing ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

The Pope expressed that he had taken up the Rohingya cause in private in Myanmar, but a few days before, he chose not to publicly air their plight.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

In an unannounced trip, she made her first visit an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes.

Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

The November visit comes as unprecedented numbers of Rohingya flee into neighbouring Bangladesh because of increasing communal violence.

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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