Daily World News Digest, 29 April 2019

Zimbabwe: victims of 1980s “Gukurahundi” campaign exhumed

Two victims of the 1980s  “Gukurahundi” campaign, in which perceived opponents of the government were targeted, have been exhumed in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North province. The exhumations were conducted with the assistance of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and a team of experts from the Kuthula Trust, VOA News reports. https://bit.ly/2DGKTX4

Iraq: activist raises issue of children born as a result of rape

The Rudaw news agency reports that the Nobel Prize winning activist Nadia Murad has called on the Yezidi community and the international community to address the issue of non-acceptance of children born as a result of rape, in the context of community recovery and the exhumation of victims at mass graves in Sinjar. https://bit.ly/2IMZaFD

Enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

The Daily Star newspaper in Bangladesh reports that more than 500 persons disappeared in the country between January 2009 and December 2018. “Sixty-eight have been found dead. And since January this year, 12 people have vanished under circumstances that fit the description of enforced disappearance.” It says “This abhorrent and detestable phenomenon has continued in tandem with extrajudicial killings with extremely disconcerting regularity.” https://bit.ly/2GUv9Sp

Nigeria: government urged to tackle extrajudicial killings

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has called on the authorities in Nigeria to tackle the issue of extrajudicial killings of members of the Fula ethnic group, the Nation newspaper reports. https://bit.ly/2ZJSIVi

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.