Tag Archives: Human rights

13 January 20

Norway agree to take 600 refugees evacuated from Libya

Norway on Wednesday agreed to welcome 600 refugees that have been evacuated to Rwanda from horrific conditions in Libyan detention centres.

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09 January 20

How the EU is funding projects linked to forced labour in Eritrea

The European Union (EU) is spending millions on projects built by Eritrean people in forced conscription, according to a scathing new report published in The New York Times. In the report, Matina Stevis-Gridneff details how the EU spent €20 million
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27 December 19

Eritrea: 7 national football players fail to return home

Seven players from the Eritrean national football team are missing after playing in the East African regional championship in Uganda.

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21 December 19

HRW: Ethiopia hate speech law threatened freedom of expression

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that a new draft law on hate speech in Ethiopia threatens freedom of expression in the country.

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19 December 19

A review of John Magufuli’s Tanzania in 2019

Throughout 2019, Tanzania President John Magufuli has been accused of repressing political freedom and human rights in the country. This continues a worrying trend in Tanzania, following a string of measures in 2018 affecting the rights of political opposition, journalists,
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13 December 19

US imposes sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.

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12 December 19

HRW Burundians pressured into leaving Tanzania

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Burundian refugees in Tanzania are being pressured into returning to their home country.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.

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05 December 19

The unwanted side-effects of Africa’s digital boom

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum announced that Africa’s digital boom is only just getting started. Investment in African startups more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, reaching a record $1.2 billion and there’s plenty of room for further
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04 December 19

Tanzania: Amnesty criticises withdrawal of individual, NGO rights

Amnesty International has criticised the government of Tanzania for withdrawing the right of individuals and NGOs in the country to file cases against it at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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