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Sammad-2 combat drone launches its first operations by shelling Aramco refinery
[18 July 2018]
Political Council awards Martyr Ouideen medal of courage
[18 July 2018]
Leader of Yemen's Revolution tells Le Figaro: Those who demand Yemenis to withdraw from Hodeidah as if asking French to withdraw from Paris
[18 July 2018]
Dhamar tribesmen mobilize to support army in western coast
[17 July 2018]
Yemen celebrates World Population Day
[17 July 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army carries out offensive on Saudi army mercenaries in Najran
[19 July 2018]
Missile force launches Badr-1 on Jizan airport
[19 July 2018]
Report: Army wages offensive against Saudi-paid mercenaries in all battle fonts
[19 July 2018]
Army carries out offensive on Saudi-paid mercenaries in western coast
[18 July 2018]
Yemeni drone airstrikes killed, injured dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Jawf
[18 July 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: 12 civilians killed, injured in 3 provinces over 24 past hours
[18 July 2018]
Report: Yemeni drone airstrikes, military operations killed Saudi mercenaries over 24 hours
[18 July 2018]
Report: Yemen Army wages military operations on Saudi troops over 24 hours
[18 July 2018]
Report :14 Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit several provinces on Monday
[16 July 2018]
29 civilians killed, injured in Saudi-led attacks over 48 hours
[12 July 2018]
 
  International
FM meets visiting French ambassador to Yemen
[18 July 2018]
Leader of Yemen's Revolution tells Le Figaro: Those who demand Yemenis to withdraw from Hodeidah as if asking French to withdraw from Paris
[18 July 2018]
Urgent: Yemeni Drone Air Force targets Saudi oil Aramco refinery in Riyadh
[18 July 2018]
Urgent: Yemeni Air Force unveils long-range Sammad-2 combat drone
[18 July 2018]
Two WHO cargo planes arrives at Sanaa airport
[16 July 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.

SABA
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UPDATED ON : Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:38:17 +0300