Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country's southeast, an official said.
Aung San Suu Kyi's administration has failed to repeal repressive laws – including some of the same laws which were used to detain her and others campaigning for democracy and human rights, writes Shenilla Mohamed.
Indian police say they plan to send seven Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, in the first deportation of members of the Myanmar minority group since the Home Ministry ordered state authorities to deport them and other illegal immigrants.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for the accused to face justice.
Red Cross leader says humanitarian help alone will not solve Rohingya refugee crisis and inclusive political solutions are needed for the 700 000 people who fled Myanmar violence to Bangladesh.
Amnesty International has released a report on atrocities inflicted on Myanmar's Rohingya population that names 13 top military commanders who the human rights group says should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
Myanmar and UN agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700 000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces.
Rohingya rights groups are sceptical as Myanmar announces the repatriation of the first family of Rohingya refugees.
A football team has been formed in Malaysia by Rohingya refugees who fled nearby Myanmar to raise their international profile and show what Rohingya can do when not suffering from oppression.
Myanmar's army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere "public relations stunt", Human Rights Watch says.
Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forced back to Myanmar's Rakhine state after being detained at sea en route to Malaysia, police said, stirring fears of a fresh refugee boat crisis.
A genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is still continuing, UN investigators said as they presented a report to the Security Council, calling for the issue to be referred to an international tribunal.
She has two options: she can stay quiet to appease the nation’s military leadership, or she can step in and urge the president to pardon two Reuters reporters.
The United Nations Security Council urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.
They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more – a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.
For most of us, working a job in Goldman Sachs' prestigious securities division would be easily enough stress and workload, but for Hamza Farrukh, it's not enough.
A UN Security Council delegation has arrived in Bangladesh to visit Rohingya refugee camps and discuss the crisis with local officials.
Conditions in Myanmar's crisis-hit northern Rakhine state are "not conducive" to bringing back Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh, a senior UN official said, despite Myanmar's insistence that it is ready for returnees.
Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson has pressed Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities.
At least 6 700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.
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