Ludovica Iaccino

Ludovica Iaccino is an Italian journalist who currently lives in London, where she studied international journalism at London Metropolitan University and attended a human rights law course at City University. Ludovica currently works as a reporter for IBTimes UK. She also writes for iecoAfrica and her personal blog beinquisitiveblog.com, which focuses on human right abuses and worldwide conflicts. Ludovica is the author of “The Silence of Nyamata”, a historical novel about the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
  • Delayed elections: more instability looms in DRC

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been witnessing unrest in the lead-up to presidential election, which the government of incumbent President Joseph Kabila has postponed from November 2016 to April 2018. The election could represent the first democratic transition of power after decades of civil war, political instability...
  • Veganism and Human Rights? Yes

    A large number of people go vegan to protest against animal cruelty, because they want to tackle unnecessary suffering that has no moral justification, and/or because they believe animals are entitled to the same rights as humans and thus should not be regarded as mere commodities. Animal rights, however,...
  • Malawi: A Modern Day Heroine

    Loveness Chimphonda, 53, lives in the Traditional Authority of Symon, one of the areas worst affected by a severe drought that has put nearly three million people – half of whom are children – at risk of hunger in Malawi. Life has placed Loveness in front of several and...
  • Syria’s Children: Aya’s Story

    Aya had frostbites on her feet as a result of sleeping in the freezing cold and walking for days without being able to rest. She was eight-year-old the day our lives briefly encountered and, together, with her family, she was fleeing the war in Syria. Aya was a refugee,...
  • Boko Haram: Is the December Deadline Realistic?

    Several analysts and members of the intelligence raised their eyebrows when newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier this summer that terror group Boko Haram should be defeated by November 2015. Little changed when the president postponed the deadline to December 2015, as the Islamist outfit keeps carrying...
  • Our House or Nothing

    “I keep telling my daughter that we will go back to our house,” Ahmed tells me as a group of boys and men behind him fill some boxes with food, which will be delivered to the poorest families in the Al-Amari camp, in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. It’s...
  • Rebuilding Ethiopia: Saint Jeanne Antide

    Ludovica spent one month in Shire’ – a village in northern Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea- to do volunteer work with street children in August 2014. She was the guest of sister Maria Luisa, one of the founders of the Charity Saint Jeanne Antide. Ludovica recently interviewed the...
  • Rwanda Genocide: Lest We Forget

    It was April 1994 and Rwanda was about to be covered by litres of blood. Hundreds of people from the Hutu ethnic group were sharpening their machetes waiting for the signal that would start the massacres. In Rwanda, tensions between Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups had started when the Belgians...
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    Iran sentences Kurdish juvenile Saman Naseem to death: a breach of international and domestic laws

    Iran has been often criticised by several Western countries for its human rights abuses record. The latest uproar was caused when the Islamic republic sentenced to death Kurdish juvenile offender Saman Naseem, after charging him with “enmity against God” and “corruption on Earth”. Saman was arrested when he was...
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