Tag Archives: Human rights

19 November 19

HRW: Attacks against Sudan protesters were planned

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the deadly attacks against Sudanese protesters calling for democratic change in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity.

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06 November 19

UK: Burundi remains threat to international peace and security

The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.

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05 November 19

HRW: Students, journalists attacked by Uganda security forces

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says students and journalists are being attacked by security forces in Uganda ina succession of human rights violations.

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30 October 19

Tanzania: Rights groups criticise Magufuli over increasing repression

Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.

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15 October 19

Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex

Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.

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01 October 19

First group of refugees trapped in Libya arrive in Rwanda

The first group of African refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres arrived in Rwanda late on Thursday.

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30 September 19

Sudan: New PM launches investigation into protester deaths

Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown on demonstrations in June.

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30 September 19

Eritrea: Amnesty joins calls release of political prisoners

Amnesty International has joined calls from a number of rights groups seeking the release of 11 politicians and 17 journalists being held as political prisoners in Eritrea, since 2001.

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29 September 19

HRW: Time for Eritrea to release political prisoners

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon the Eritrean government to address ongoing human rights issues as the country emerges from diplomatic isolation.

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19 September 19

These are the worst African countries for press freedom in 2019

Earlier this week, Eritrea ranked as the world’s most censored country in a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Equatorial Guinea also featured in the world’s top ten most censored country, coming in at eighth in the
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