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Yemen scholars condemns Arab regimes' normalization with Israel
[18 November 2018]
Deputy FM meets head of ICRC mission in Sanaa
[18 November 2018]
Yemen's scholars renew rejection of US-Saudi aggression
[18 November 2018]
Free preview and other fees are reduced in government and private hospitals in Sanaa
[18 November 2018]
Health Ministry distributes modern ambulances
[17 November 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
2 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Hodeidah
[18 November 2018]
US-Saudi aggression coalition shells border areas in Saada
[18 November 2018]
Police releases 45 mislead by aggression coalition in Dhamar
[18 November 2018]
Army launches attack on Coalition-led mercenaries' sites in Hodeidah
[18 November 2018]
Footage shows army inflicts on aggression coalition-led mercenaries heavy losses in western coast
[18 November 2018]
 
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Army carries out military attacks over 24 past hours
[18 November 2018]
Army targets mercenaries' training camp over 24 past hours
[17 November 2018]
12 civilians killed, injured including children over 24 past hours
[17 November 2018]
Report: Food, Agriculture in Yemen
[17 November 2018]
Report: Army inflicts heavy casualties on Saudi-paid mercenaries in all fronts
[15 November 2018]
 
  International
Kremlin begins preparations for the Putin and Trump summit in Argentina soon
[18 November 2018]
2 Taliban militants killed and another wounded in blast in northeastern Afghanistan
[18 November 2018]
New Maldives president sworn in
[18 November 2018]
Northern California fire toll rises to 76
[18 November 2018]
US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand sign agreement to develop power grid in Papua New Guinea
[18 November 2018]
  Special Files
Senates conference..a chance for experiences exchange
[27/April/2004] SANA'A, (Saba):
By Thuraya Dammaj

The first conference of the Association of Senates and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World shed light on experiences of
participating countries regarding civil society role, and respecting human rights and freedoms.. Saba here highlights one of such experiences in an interview with Lesotho Senate deputy speaker Mr. Letapatas Makhaol.

Q. What's your role, as a senate, in human rights field ?
We are a second chamber of the parliament, we are a senate, and the role of the parliament is to enhance human rights and ensure that the legislation is dominated by the human rights of the citizens.

Q. What about the civil society organizations in your country ?
Civil society organizations in Lesotho are also a very important and integral part in society and they are given a free hand to operate as much as possible. I think parliament and senate in any country should play role in supporting freedom and effective operation of NGOs in the country.

Q. Do media have a full freedom in Lesotho?
Our country is neighboring south Africa, which is very strong with its very robust media culture, so we would not be an island. We
live in an environment which require giving media freedom and fair operations for the media.

Q. What is the role of your council in supporting women ?
Actually according to our constitution, 30 percent of the members of the parliament, of the lower house and of the senate is allocated
to women, and we have also just passed a law on elections of the local governorates, 30 percent of the seats for members that are going to be elected will be actually allocated to women.

Q. Finally, what is your opinion about this conference ?
It is a great thing that we are doing a meeting to talk about the Association of Senates and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World in is a beautiful country like Yemen.

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