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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2012

Image: Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, the 2012 Rafto Prizel laureate, held a keynote speech "Human Rights and the Multiple Environmental Changes" at the Rafto Conference on 3 November 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Bergen, Norway

Rafto Laureate Nnimmo Bassey – go tough on Climate Change, write world leaders and negotiators

Three front line environmental rights activists-Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey and Pablo Solon - have addressed an open letter to governments and their negotiators, stressing that to really address climate change, UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave under the soil more two-third of the fossil reserves, writes Allvoices 17 Dec 2012 »

Image: Frank Mugisha from SMUG 
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Frank Mugisha: I will be sentenced to death if anti-LGBT bill passes in Uganda

Internet blog Towleroad has recently published an interview with Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha about the on-going debate on the "kill the gays" bill. 10 Dec 2012 »

Image: UN forces in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo 
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Congo: International community fears refugee crisis

Joseph Kabila meets with M23 rebel group in Uganda, after regional summit called on them to end their offensive. 25 Nov 2012 »

Image: Nnimmo Bassey: Oil companies are destroying lives

Nnimmo Bassey: Oil companies are destroying lives

Coming from a country where an equivalent of one Exxon Valdez volume of crude oil is spewed into our environment yearly, it is inescapably clear that the petroleum sector is a very polluting one. It is obvious that there cannot be this level of ecological impunity without human rights being considerably trampled on, said the 2012 Rafto Prize laureate Nnimmo Bassey in his keynote address at the Rafto Conference on 3 November. 09 Nov 2012 »

Image: Columbia: FARC Logo

Norway: FARC and Columbian government return to negotiation table

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group are holding preliminary peace talks in Norway that are expected to set the stage for formal talks in Cuba next month. However, there are already signs of some disagreement, with the government saying it will not stop military operations against the rebels during the talks and FARC saying it is willing to discuss the issue any time. 25 Oct 2012 »

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