Tag Archives: Human rights

09 October 18

Ethiopia: Rights body calls for army deployment following ethnic violence

Ethiopia’s national human rights commission is calling upon the government to deploy national defence forces in areas recently hit by an uptake in ethnic violence.

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09 October 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara and mother freed on bail

The family of Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara say she and her mother have been released on bail, after being detained for more than a year.

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03 October 18

Rwanda makes it illegal for cartoonists to ‘humiliate’ officials

Rwanda has made it illegal for cartoonists and writers to publish work that “humiliates” public officials, as part of new revisions to the country’s penal code.

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01 October 18

Eritrea is rebuilding its global reputation – but what does this mean for human rights at home?

Eritrea has been, rather unaffectionately, labelled as Africa’s North Korea by a large section of the Western media in recent years. The secretive state was the single largest source of refugees arriving in Europe between 2014 and 2016 – which
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29 September 18

UN warns DRC election threatened by human rights violations

The United Nations says the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election could be threatened by ongoing human rights violations in the country.

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27 September 18

Ethiopia: Thousands arrested in Addis Ababa following ethnic clashes

Security forces in Ethiopia have arrested thousands of people following ethnic clashes in the capital, Addis Ababa.

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24 September 18

Uganda: Bobi Wine ‘escorted’ home by police upon return

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine was “escorted” home by police upon his return to the country with authorities denying the MP was arrested.

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24 September 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara trial begins after multiple delays

Former presidential candidate and Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara faces trial today after months of delays.

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04 September 18

Uganda’s Bobi Wine tells of torture carried out by soldiers

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has taken to social media to give his account of the “torture” he received from soldiers while being detained for more than two weeks.

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30 August 18

Uganda: Calls for security forces to be arrested over torture claims

Uganda’s speaker of parliament has called for the arrest of security forces suspected of torturing 33 people, including pop star MP Bobi Wine.

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