Tag Archives: Human rights

19 July 19

Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.

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19 July 19

HRW: Kenya needs to address police killings

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in Kenya to address a “scourge” of unlawful police killings.

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08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
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05 July 19

Burundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses

Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

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03 July 19

Eritrea: No rights improvement since peace deal, UN expert says

The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.

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01 July 19

Amnesty accuses Eritrea of persecuting exiled activists

Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.

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21 June 19

Rights groups call on Tanzania to drop pregnant student ban

Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.

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21 June 19

Kenya: Police break up Sudan solidarity protest

Police in Kenya fired teargas and violently dispersed hundreds of people participating in peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday, calling for an end to violence against protesters in Sudan.

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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19 June 19

Amidst Sudan internet outage, Instagram users turn profile pictures blue in support

Sudan’s ongoing political crisis has captured the world’s attention and authorities in the country have responded by blocking internet services.

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