Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA) 2004 Prospectus

first_imgMetal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2004 prospectus For more information about Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm)  2004 prospectus Company ProfileMetal Fabricators of Zambia Plc (ZAMEFA) manufactures and markets copper rods and copper and aluminium electrical conductors in Zambia and for international export. ZAMEFA partners with CBI-Electrical Cable Group, CBI-Electrical Power Installations, CBI-Electrical African Cables and Tank Industries to sell its range of low- and medium-voltage power cables, general insulated wires, aluminium overhead conductors and copper conform products. The company also manufactures and markets telecommunication cables; this division operates as a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Africa Cable Corporation. ZAMEFA is a subsidiary of Reunert Limited; a South African company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reunert International Investments (Mauritius) Limited. The holding company has extensive interests in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communications technology, and applied electronics. Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2012 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2012 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgResort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileResort Savings & Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria specialising in mortgage banking products and services. The company offers personal and corporate mortgage accounts, leasing and credit facilities, property acquisition management services and fund management services. Key products include RIMPlan for those saving towards owning their own home with a Life Assurance plan as an added bonus; RIMLand for those wanting to acquire their own land; Resort Home Renovation Loan for the renovation of current properties; the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme targeted at low and medium individual income earners employed in the private and public sectors; and Resort Early Home Owners Account for the young adult market in the 25-40 year age bracket. Resort Savings & Loans Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Resort Savings & Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hook to start at full-back?

first_imgThe rumours coming out of the Welsh camp suggest that James Hook could play at full-back against Wales on Friday with Scarlets’ centre Jonathan Davies coming into the backline instead of Hook. Is this a good idea? Many of the Welsh players pick themselves but the other big decision for Warren Gatland is in the back row. After dropping Ryan Jones Gatland looks like he will do the same to Jonathan Thomas and go for an inexperienced (but fresh faced) back row in Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton and Andy Powell, which has physicality and speed.The team will be announced at 12.15pm tomorrow Rugby World will be there to cover the announcement. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But if this is the team is it good enough to win?Wales probable according to BBC Sport: James Hook (Ospreys); Morgan Stoddart (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Ospreys); Paul James (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Scarlets, capt), Craig Mitchell (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Blues), Dan Lydiate (Dragons), Sam Warburton (Blues), Andy Powell (Wasps).last_img read more

Strength: the banded acceleration

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS IT’S COLD and wet outside, and the days are short. But we’re only half way through the season, so strength and conditioning for rugby is still a must! In the March 2014 edition of Rugby World, John Dams designed a workout to help you work on your strength, using some specific exercises. One of them, the banded acceleration, is demonstrated by the pros in the video below. Give it a go!last_img

Wide Open Villa / KLab architecture

first_img Area:  1050 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: KLab architecture Area Area of this architecture project Wide Open Villa / KLab architectureSave this projectSaveWide Open Villa / KLab architecture Text description provided by the architects. The monolithic volume is shaped by two parameters: the street, whose curve it follows, and the private garden, which imparts a planar quality to the side in question. From the outside, the building has an austere, almost monumental character. Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureThe same language of monumentality has been transferred to the interior where large open spaces meet dominating volumes and white clinical surfaces. The most imposing feature of the house is located in the main living room, a grand stone-clad fireplace that connects both in spatial and visual terms the interior with the exterior. Additionally, the double-height space of the living room is flooded by light as a fully glazed wall provides unrestraint view of the main garden and the swimming pool. Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureThroughout the house the spaces are characterized by straight lines and orthogonal shapes, this is interrupted by the gentle arc of the staircase that leads to the upper floor where the bedrooms are located. Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureFurthermore, the villa hides a space of tranquility underground, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna occupy this lower lever and there only means of natural light is a west facing skylight that poors light into the room. Concealed lights in the ceiling ,a backlit translutent wall and the reflections provided by the water add to the serene atmosphere of the space. Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureNatural light plays an important role in the design of the villa, in the upper level of the house rooflights allow light to enter into corridors and bathrooms creating the appearance of larger spaces. The master bathroom is no exemption, a more playful touch has been introduced, a green glass shower partition, that gives a unique character to the space when the light passes through this green filter. Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureWhere most of the spaces that form the interior of the villa are of grandeur scale the kitchen is designed to meet the needs of a modern family, where both the practicalities and the intimate moments can be accommodated. The dining area overlooks a small private garden that is screened by a line of cypress trees, a large island unit that is situated in the middle of the kitchen deals with the daily activities of a busy household.Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architectureProject gallerySee allShow lessTaipei 101 to become the world’s tallest green buildingArticlesEnergy and Architecture: How Green is Green?Articles Share Wide Open Villa / KLab architecture Greece Save this picture!Courtesy of KLab architecture+ 32 Share Projects 2009 Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/40585/wide-open-villa-klab-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Ekali, Greece CopyAbout this officeKLab architectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEkaliHousesGreecePublished on November 15, 2009Cite: “Wide Open Villa / KLab architecture” 15 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Wide Open Villa / KLab architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/40585/wide-open-villa-klab-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/224959/house-in-estoril-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard 2009 Projects Portugal CopyHouses•Estoril, Portugal Houses “COPY” House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/224959/house-in-estoril-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Area:  562 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Included in Estoril’s residential neighborhood, in a low density urban area, the House stands discreetly in a plot where the green predominates. Natural and artificial live here together as a mutual extension of each other, accomplices in establishing a spatiality which is intended to be active in the characterization of its surroundings.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThrough simplicity, and taking as a premise the redevelopment and rehabilitation of an existing house, the intervention tries to overcome the irregularity of its original form. Thus, massive volumes that are subtracted from each other promote a monolithic image, on which the controlled choice of materials intended to enhance the shape as “whole”. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGInside, the adaptation of existing spaces for the new housing program aims to reveal a clear fusion of the social realm, more exposed, and the service area, which appears in the continuity of this zone to a more protected area in the backyard. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe main entrance is on the north-side, in the continuity of the garden, and opens onto another garden, immediately to the south. Between the two gardens, follows a sequence of interconnected spaces, whose rhythm is disclosed, inside and out, by the lack of visual obstacles. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe circulation space, seen as a void, pierces the intervention and makes the distribution between the access to upper floor through a dematerialized stairway, the service areas (cloakroom and toilet) and the social zone, which comprises the hall, the office / library, the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. The organization of the intimate area of the house, located on the upper level, plans to make the most of natural lighting, through the opening of large windows and the creation of courtyards. Save this picture!It is planned that the lack of typological and formal commitment between the parts that make up the whole acts as a catalyst for a dynamics, promoting the flexibility of spaces and ensuring, at the same time, the well-being and the response to the demands of those who benefit directly from them.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessAlbi Major Theatre / Dominique Perrault ArchitectureArticlesArchitect Álvaro Siza Lecture at the CCAArticles Share Year:  ArchDaily House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFrederico Valsassina ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEstorilHousesPortugalPublished on April 16, 2012Cite: “House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos” 16 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?埃斯托里尔住宅 / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

£100,000 in ‘Londonations’ from Barclays community investment fund

first_img  34 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 December 2007 | News £100,000 in ‘Londonations’ from Barclays community investment fund Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barclays is donating £100,000 from the Barclays community investment fund to support 50 London-based charities who work to to improve the lives of London’s communities. The “Londonations” initiative is operating in partnership with London newspaper Metro and the Capital Community Foundation.The closing date for applications is 17.00 on 21 December 2007.Awards will be announced in Metro at the beginning of February 2008 and award winners will also receive a letter of confirmation from the Capital Community Foundation.www.capitalcf.org.uk/grants/londonations.php About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Farm Progress Showcases Newest Technology

first_img SHARE Farm Progress Showcases Newest Technology Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Progress Showcases Newest Technology Farm Progress Showcases Newest TechnologyThe world’s largest outdoor farm show gets underway Tuesday in Decatur, IL: the Farm Progress Show. The reason tens of thousands of farmers make the trek to the show each year is to see what is new. What will be one of the big draws this year will be the self-driving tractor from Case IH. Jim Miller, with Case, says this is not a new model that will soon be for sale at your local dealer, “The fun thing about the Autonomous Tractor is we wanted to say here is where we think we could go. We wanted to see what the producers had to say about it and if there was even a market for it.” He told HAT, while the technology works, there are still a lot of questions remaining about how to package the unit and what regulations there would be about a tractor driving itself down a rural road. The Farm Progress Show will not be your only chance to see this unit; it will also be the center peace of the Indiana/Illinois Farm Equipment Show in December.Case is celebrating 175 years this year. Miller says technology will be the driving force for the company for future, “We will continue to invest in technology and bring to market innovative products that help producers be more efficient and profitable.”Another technological breakthrough that will get lots of attention here at the show will be a Goodyear passenger car tire made from soybeans. Two years ago, researchers at Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Akron, OH, discovered that using soybean oil in tires can increase tread life by 10 percent and could reduce the company’s petroleum-based oil use by up to 7 million gallons each year. Additional testing at Goodyear’s tire plant in Lawton, OK, showed that soy brings improved mixing capabilities in the manufacturing process. This can improve plant efficiency and could reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The oil content of a typical passenger tire is 8 percent by weight. One day, Goodyear hopes to completely replace all petroleum-based oils with soybean oil in its tires, which could use almost 54 million pounds of soybean oil each year.Watch for coverage of the Farm Progress show all this week at Hoosier Ag Today. Previous articleFrom an Idea to Actual Food Product DevelopmentNext articleNew Technology to see at Farm Progress Show on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 29, 2017 last_img read more

Cases of missing journalists in ten countries referred to UN

first_img3 – Prageeth Ekneligoda (Sri Lanka), missing since 2010 Organisation In September 2001, when the eyes of the world were fixed on the United States and Afghanistan, everything suddenly changed in the Eritrean capital of Asmara. Eleven journalists were arrested in a series of raids and were detained illegally for several months before being moved to unknown locations. No one in Eritrea has ever heard their names mentioned since that moment, almost 15 years ago. The Eritrean government refuses to say whether they are still alive and, if so, where they are being held. Giving them access to justice is clearly out of the question. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, only four of them are still alive – Dawit Isaak, Seyoum Tsehaye, Amanuel Asrat and Temesgen Gebreyesus. Their whereabouts continues to be unknown. 1 – María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe (Mexico), missing since 2009 Spanish freelance photographer Borja Lázaro went missing on 8 January 2014 in Cabo de Vela, a village in Colombia’s northeastern department of La Guajira, where he had been doing a series of photo-reportages on indigenous cultures. As he disappeared in a drug-trafficking region dominated by “Bacrim,” criminal gangs that have their origins in the paramilitary movement, he may well have been kidnapped. The Colombian and Spanish authorities began investigating the case on 23 January 2014 but, more than a year and half later, have made no significant progress. 6 – Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari (Libya), missing since 8 September 2014 A reporter for the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper, “Chief” Ebrima Manneh has been missing since 7 July 2006, when he was arrested by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for unclear reasons shortly after the end of an African Union summit in Banjul. In April 2009, then justice minister Marie Saine-Firdaus denied any government role in his disappearance. But a week later, a police officer said he had seen Manneh in Banjul’s notorious Mile Two prison in 2008. President Yahya Jammeh said in March 2011: “Let me make it very clear that the government has nothing to do with the death or disappearance of Chief Manneh.” Reporters Without Borders has never regarded him as dead. He still appears on our website’s list of imprisoned journalists. 4 – Ahmed Rilwan (Maldives), missing since 2014 News Help by sharing this information Pirouz Davani, the editor of the newspaper Pirouz, went missing aged 37 on 25 August 1998. He had been a member of Toudeh (a pro-Soviet communist party) in the 1980s and, as such, was detained for seven months in 1982. He was also jailed for eight months in 1989 for publishing articles containing interviews with the families of executed prisoners.His disappearance came at a dark time in Iran’s recent history when many intellectuals and government opponents were murdered. On 28 November 1998, the daily Kar-e-Karagar reported rumours that he had been “executed.” Akbar Ganji, a Sobh-e-Emrouz journalist who investigated the case, reported in late November 2000 that Davani had indeed been murdered and he implicated Mohseni Ejehi, a mullah close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who was the special clerical court’s prosecutor. Since then, Ejehi has held the positions of minister of intelligence and prosecutor-general and is currently No. 2 in the justice ministry, of which he is its spokesman. The Iranian judicial system never investigated Davani’s disappearance. In an initiative two days before International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August), Reporters Without Borders has referred the cases of missing journalists in ten countries to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe has been missing in Mexico since 11 November 2009. A resident of Zamora (in the southwestern state of Michoacán), she had worked for the Zamora daily El Diario and the statewide newspaper Cambio for the past four years, covering crime and police work. On the day of her disappearance, she left her home after getting a mysterious phone call and has not been seen since. Shortly before disappearing, she covered a case of abuse of authority involving the local police chief. The La Familia crime cartel had also harassed her in connection with her coverage of the arrests of two of its members. Five years after her disappearance, the case is shelved. The investigation by the special prosecutor’s office for crimes against freedom of expression made no progress. 9 – “Chief” Ebrima Manneh (Gambia), missing since 2006 10 – Eleven journalists (Eritrea), missing since 2001 RSF_en In a letter sent today to the chairs of these two working groups, Ariel Dulitzky and Seong-Phil Hong, Reporters Without Borders secretary Christophe Deloire has asked them to open or re-open investigations into these cases and to initiate the relevant procedures with the countries that are breaking international law in this area.The cases cited in the letter include those of nine journalists who have been missing in Iraq since last year, and 11 Eritrean journalists of whom there has been no news since 2001.The perpetrators of disappearances are often unknown. In countries such as Mexico and Colombia, missing journalists often covered sensitive subject linked to organized crime or political violence. But there are governments that hold journalists incommunicado in secret locations for months or years on end. This is the case in Syria, Eritrea, Libya, Iran and Turkmenistan.“Enforced disappearances are the consequence of criminal acts that violate several human rights – the right to life, the right to freedom and the right to due process,” Deloire said in the letter. “Violence and crimes against journalists constitute attacks not only against the victims but also against freedom of expression, the right to inform and its corollary, the right to receive information.”For each case of a missing journalist or the country concerned, Reporters Without Borders has filled out an official form that has been sent with the letter. August 28, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Cases of missing journalists in ten countries referred to UN More than 20 journalists have been kidnapped in northern Iraq since Islamic State began its offensive there in June 2014. Some were killed while others were eventually released. But there is no news of the fate of at least nine of the journalists held by Islamic State.Since Islamic State began its offensive, reporters have stopped covering some of Iraq’s regions. Islamic State is waging a strategic war against the Iraqi army and its allies, but it is aware of the importance of information and propaganda and, as a result, it deliberately targets journalists, accusing them of collaborating with the Iraqi regime or providing information to the outside world. 7 – At least nine journalists (Iraq), missing since 2014 Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, Tunisian journalists working for First TV, were reported missing on 8 September in Libya, where they had gone to do a report on the situation in the Tunisia-Libya border region. They were last seen near Ajdabiya. An Islamic State affiliate is said to have issued a communiqué in January saying they had been executed but this was not immediately confirmed.The Tobruk-based government, which is recognized by the international community, announced in late April 2015 that seven journalists, including Sofiane and Nadhir, had been murdered by members of armed groups in Libya. The others named were five journalists working for Libya’s Barqa TV – an Egyptian cameraman (Mohamed Galal) and four Libyans (Khaled Al-Subhi, Younès Al-Mabrouk, Abdussalam Al-Maghrebi and Youssef Al-Qamoudi).As no tangible evidence have ever been produced in support of this announcement, Reporters Without Borders wrote to Bernardino León, the special representative of the UN secretary-general in Libya, requesting an independent investigation under UN Security Council Resolution 1738 of December 2006, the Geneva Conventions and their three additional protocols. At various news conferences and demonstrations in support of the families of the two journalists, Reporters Without Borders has also urged the Tunisian authorities and the protagonists of the transitional process in Libya to shed light on their disappearance. 5 – Pirouz Davani (Iran), missing since 1998 Ahmed Rilwan, a journalist working for the independent online newspaper Minivan News, was reported missing in Maldives on 8 August 2014, a few days after writing about death threats against himself and other reporters. Aged 28, he mainly covered religious issues, politics and the environment. He was last seen at the Hulhumalé ferry terminal in the capital. Several witnesses said a person meeting his description was abducted and forced into a car. The police arrested three suspects in September 2014 and but released them without charge. Since then, the investigation has not progressed. Instead, the police have tried to intimidate his family and supporters, and prevented a news conference being held on 8 July 2015 about the state of the investigation. 2 – Borja Lázaro (Colombia), missing since 2014 8 – Nazım Babaoğlu (Turkey), missing since 1994 Prageeth Ekneligoda, a political analyst and cartoonist critical of the government (then controlled by the Rajapaksa family), disappeared after leaving the Lanka E-news website’s office in Homagama, near Colombo, on 24 January 2010. The Sri Lankan authorities did not try to find him and provided the family with no information. In 2011, Reporters Without Borders and Cartooning for Peace launched an international campaign to draw attention to the case.Five years after his disappearance, the case was reopened following Maithripala Sirisena’s election as president in January 2015. Two former members of Tamil Tiger intelligence, a Sri Lankan army officer and four soldiers were arrested on 24 August. The two Tamil Tigers have reportedly confessed to abducting Prageeth and handing him over to an army base in Girithale, in the centre of the country, the same day. A young correspondent for the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem in the southeastern city of Urfa, Nazım Babaoğlu disappeared without trace on 12 March 1994 after volunteering to go to the small town of Siverek in response to a mysterious call to the newspaper. He had been expecting to report on the activities of “village guards,” pro-government militiamen who were notorious for their use of violence. He never came back. No credible investigation has ever been conducted in the 21 years since his disappearance.Working for Özgür Gündem was extremely dangerous at the height of the fighting between government forces and PKK-led Kurdish rebels in the 1990s. Babaoğlu’s case is typical of the impunity that continues to reign for the mass crimes committed at that time, including the murders of a score of journalists. Although the details of the repressive methods used to combat the Kurdish national movement are now well known, justice has never materialized. Impunity is now guaranteed by a 20-year statute of limitations on unsolved murders.last_img read more