Monthly Archives: December 2015

Daily World News Digest, 2 December 2015

Former Sri Lanka President advocates Special Court on missing persons and war crimes

Daily News from Sri Lanka reported today that former President, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, yesterday said that reconciliation cannot happen without accepting the mistakes of the past and the injustices committed to minorities. Former President Kumaratunga was addressing the press as the Head of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. ‘’The previous Government’s lack of accountability made us lose face with the international community’’. She added that the accountability process would be four-pronged, to include a Missing Persons Office, a Special Court for investigation of cases of war crimes, a compensatory instrument, and a mandate to ensure non-recurrence.

Security agents say missing youth have joined al Shabaab

The Star, a daily from Kenya, carried a story today saying that there is concern that thousands of youth reportedly missing from learning institutions…

Daily World News Digest, 1 December 2015

Argentina Plaza de Mayo grandmothers find child 119

The BBC carried a story today saying that Argentine campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo have found the son of a woman who was held captive by the military junta in the 1970s and 80s. The man, Mario Bravo, was taken from his mother as an infant while she was in jail and given to military government supporters to bring up. Unusually, his mother was not executed but was released and is still alive. Mario is the 119th child to be found by the Grandmothers. They have worked for decades to reunite families with missing children, stolen by the junta. Mr Bravo had a DNA test done in 2007 and his DNA was compared with a bank of genetic samples collected by the Grandmothers from families searching for their children.

Cyprus: CMP ready to dig in military zones in…