Tag Archives: Human rights

06 May 18

UN calls for an end to clashes at Rwanda refugee camp

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling for Rwandan authorities and Congolese refugees at the Kiziba refugee camp to put an end to clashes that resulted in the death of one refugee last week.

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06 May 18

Tanzania: Bloggers win temporary court order against $900 licence fee

Tanzanian bloggers and online content creators won a temporary court order against government legislation forcing them to pay $900 per year in licencing fees.

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03 May 18

South Sudan’s child soldiers are struggling to fit back into society

More than 500 child soldiers have been freed in South Sudan this year as pressure on the country’s government and rebel groups to end the recruitment of children increases. In April, 112 boys and 95 girls took part in a
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30 April 18

This is what HRW has to say about the human rights situation in Eritrea

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been examining events in Eritrea since the country first gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991. After a bitter 30-year war, tensions between the two countries remain and border disputes are a regular threat to stability
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23 April 18

Canadian man arrested in Ethiopia for 11 years returns home

A Canadian citizen who spent more than 11 years imprisoned in Ethiopia has returned to his home in Toronto.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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