Tag Archives: Human rights violations

31 October 17

How many African nations will follow Burundi’s departure from the ICC

Last week, Burundi became the first nation to withdraw from the Rome Statute, bringing an end to the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction in the African country. A year after the country first threatened to abandon the Hague-based court, Burundi has
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02 June 17

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of rape and murder stand trial

A group of South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing one man have appeared in front of a military court in Juba.

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19 May 17

10 Christians arrested in Eritrea ahead of vigil for dead prisoners

Ten Christians have been arrested in Eritrea ahead of a protest vigil in the name of Christian prisoners who died in captivity in the Horn of Africa nation.

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25 April 17

UN: Human rights abuses in South Sudan still going unpunished

Human rights abuses are still going unpunished in South Sudan, according to the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS).

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12 April 17

South Sudan: UN calls on government to protect civilians and aid workers following attacks

The United Nations is calling on South Sudan’s government to protect civilians and aid workers in the country following a series of attacks against both groups.

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03 November 16

Ethiopia’s PM Hands Cabinet Roles to Oromo People in Reshuffle

Ethiopia’s prime minister reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, in a bid to create a more ethnically diverse body of high-ranking officials.

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20 October 16

Ethiopia State of Emergency: The Walls Close in on Protestors

On Saturday, Ethiopia imposed a six-month “state of emergency” in response to growing unrest across the country. It’s the first time the government has experienced this kind of public dissent during its 25-year rule and its clamping down with everything it
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15 October 16

Burundi Votes to Leave ICC

Burundi’s government has voted to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) with an overwhelming majority.

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09 October 16

Eritrean Refugee Says Life Is Worse in UK Council Flats

An Eritrean refugee living in the UK claims life in his Swansea council flat is worse than the one he fled five years ago.

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29 July 16

Has the World Already Forgotten Burundi?

It was hard to escape press coverage of Burundi’s political crisis during the second half of last year. Speculation the country could descend into an ethnic conflict, similar to Rwanda’s in 1994, made great headlines – for journalists and readers
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