Tag Archives: Human rights

14 September 19

Uganda: US sanctions ex-police chief over rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

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14 September 19

Burundi: UN warns of ‘climate of fear’ ahead of 2020 election

United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.

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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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01 September 19

CPJ: Detained Tanzanian journalist needs urgent medical attention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.

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29 August 19

Can East African leaders push for reforms in Eritrea?

More than a year since Eritrea and Ethiopia stunned the world by signing an unprecedented peace deal, the narrative on human rights issues in Eritrea is the same. Young people continue to flee the country, citing the horrific conditions of
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28 August 19

Harvard student sues Uganda president for blocking him on Twitter

A student at Harvard University has filed a lawsuit against Uganda President Yoweri Museveni for blocking him on Twitter.

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28 August 19

Ethiopian police caught assaulting man in viral video

Two policemen in Ethiopia have gone viral in a video which shows them assaulting a man already retrained in handcuffs.

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17 August 19

HRW: Eritrean high schoolers face abuse, forced labour

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says high school students in Eritrea face forced labour and abuse in the country. In a report published earlier this month, HRW revealed young Eritrans spend their final year at school at military camps, preparing for
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13 August 19

Rwanda opens doors to African migrants stranded in Libya

Rwanda is set to receive thousands of African migrants stranded in detention centres in Libya.

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06 August 19

Ugandan musician dies after abduction, torture

A musician and blogger in Uganda has died from injuries sustained after being kidnapped and tortured by unknown people.

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