Tag Archives: Human rights

03 March 20

Eritrea: UN denounces “lack of progress” on human rights

A United Nations investigator has condemned a lack of progress on numerous human rights issues in Eritrea and a series of recent events that no improvements are being made in the country.

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03 March 20

Amnesty: Ethiopian police must account for missing opposition leader

Human rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Ethiopia to reveal the whereabouts of Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa.

03 March 20

Ethiopia: 13 Canadian healthcare workers detained for improper practice

Ethiopian authorities have detained 13 Canadian healthcare workers accused of improperly practising medicine in the East African nation.

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20 February 20

The death of a hero taxi rider exposes police killings in Kenya

Hundreds of motorcycle taxi drivers gathered in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday in honour of one of their colleagues and to protest his death. Fellow taxi rider Daniel Mburu was shot dead on Tuesday at the age of 24
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19 February 20

Burundi: More than 6,000 bodies found in mass graves

More than 6,000 bodies have been found across six mass graves in Burundi – the largest discovery since excavations began in 2014.

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10 February 20

HRW: ‘Free Speech Again Under Attack in Tanzania’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Tanzania’s ruling party of threatening opposition leaders in the latest report from the organisation criticising the government’s attack on free speech.

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31 January 20

Burundi: Four journalists jailed for ‘undermining state security’

A court in Burundi has sentenced four journalists to two and a half years in prison for attempting to undermine state security.

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27 January 20

HRW calls out Rwanda over detained street children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for the United Nations Child Rights Committee to place pressure on authorities in Rwanda to close a detention centre where children are being held and abused.

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24 January 20

DRC: Amnesty shines light on Tshisekedi’s first year in office

Amnesty International is marking the first year anniversary of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi taking office by highlighting a number of ongoing human rights concerns under his rule.

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21 January 20

Amnesty calls upon Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti

Rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti.

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