Tag Archives: Human rights

05 January 21

Ethiopia releases Reuters cameraman without charge

Police in Ethiopia released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days.

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30 November 20

HRW: Burundian refugees forcibly disappeared, tortured in Tanzania

Human Right Watch (HRW) says at least eight Burundian refugees have been forcibly returned to their home country while many more have faced human right violations including arbitrary detention, forced disappearance and torture.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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07 October 20

Amnesty: Ethiopians ‘held in life-threatening conditions’ in Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International investigation reveals that Ethiopian migrants are being held in “life-threatening conditions” in Saudi Arabia.

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11 September 20

HRW: Eritrea sends thousands of students to military camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that thousands of students in Eritrea have been moved to military training camps where they will begin compulsory military training.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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02 September 20

How gender equality can build a prosperous Somalia

The challenges of gender inequality in Somalia have become more apparent in recent decades. At the forefront of this societal evolution is the redefined role of women in the country, which is strikingly different in 2020 compared to the turn
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17 July 20

UN: 2 aid workers, 4 others shot dead in South Sudan

The United Nations says two aid workers and four other people were killed by a group of armed attackers in South Sudan earlier this week.

17 July 20

HRW sends open letter to Burundi president over human rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent an open letter to recently-elected Burundi President Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging the country’s new leader to address a series of ongoing human rights issues.

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13 May 20

Eritrean rights group sues EU over forced labour links

A group of Eritreans based in the Netherlands are suing the European Union over links between the bloc’s funding and forced labour programmes in Eritrea.

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