Tag Archives: Human rights

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.

27 May 17

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom elected as chief of WHO

Ethiopia’s former health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

26 May 17

Ethiopia: Opposition member sentenced to six and a half years in prison

Opposition member Yonatan Tesfaye has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for criticising the Ethiopian government on Facebook.

02 May 17

RSF: No media freedom in Burundi, latest report says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says there is “no media freedom” in Burundi after the country dropped four places in its latest press freedom ranking.

21 February 17

Kenya’s government wants to tap its citizens’ mobile phones

The Kenyan government has ordered mobile phone companies in the country to allow it to tap their computers – and the conversations, texts and mobile money transactions of citizens.

09 November 16

Tanzania President Denies Suppressing Democracy

Tanzania President John Magufuli has denied criticism that his regime is “suppressing democracy” for the sake of developing the country’s economy.

01 November 16

Uganda’s Human Rights Record Set for UN Review

The United Nations is set to review Uganda’s human rights performance over the last five years, as concerns grow about various issues in the country.


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