Tag Archives: Human rights

19 February 18

Ethiopia declares another state of emergency after PM quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his retirement on Thursday.

14 February 18

Kenya: Government allows 2 TV stations to resume broadcasting

Kenya’s government has restored transmission for two TV stations that were shut down last week for attempting to broadcast Raila Odinga’s ceremonial inauguration.

13 February 18

Tanzania: Church accuses government of hurting democracy

Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.

10 February 18

300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, including 87 girls, the UN has said.

28 January 18

South Sudan ranked among least democratic nations in the world

South Sudan is once against ranked among the world’s least democratic nations in the latest Freedom in the World report by Freedom House.

21 January 18

Ethiopia: 5 killed by police during religious festival

At least five people have been killed by police during a religious festival in northern Ethiopia.

11 January 18

Ethiopia bans foreigners from adopting children

Ethiopia has banned people from foreign countries adopting children over concerns they face abuse and neglect in their new homes.

02 January 18

Ethiopia vows to release political prisoners

Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to release all political prisoners and close Maekelawi, one of the country’s most notorious detention centres.

24 December 17

DRC: CPJ calls for release of journalist held over defamation claim

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for the immediate release of a broadcast journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is being held over accusations of defamation.

10 July 17

Sudan: UN to reduce peacekeeper numbers in Darfur

The United Nations is preparing to reduce the number of peacekeeper troops in Sudan’s Darfur Region.


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