Tag Archives: Human rights

01 August 18

Burundi reverses school ban for pregnant girls, expectant fathers

Burundi has reversed a policy banning pregnant girls and expectant fathers from school, a month after introducing the controversial bill.

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01 August 18

South Sudan arrests government critic, wife says

Authorities in South Sudan have arrested a prominent economist and government critic, according to his wife.

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24 July 18

Kenya: Thousands homeless after Kibera demolitions

Thousands of people in Kenya’s largest slum have been left homeless after days of demolition carried out by the government.

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15 July 18

Tanzania: President Magufuli says prisoners should be made to work ‘ night and day’

Tanzania President John Magufuli says prisoners in the country should be made to work “night and day” while suggesting prison officers should “kick them” if inmates show laziness.

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27 June 18

Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed rapist husband

A court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a teenager who killed her husband after he raped her.

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10 June 18

Tanzania orders unlicensed bloggers to shut down websites

Tanzania’s government has ordered all unlicensed bloggers to shut down their websites following the introduction of new online publishing regulations.

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01 June 18

Tanzania: Government wins court case to implement online regulations

Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.

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01 June 18

Ethiopia set to amend controversial anti-terror laws

Ethiopia’s government plans to amend anti-terror laws rights groups say have been used to detain journalists and critics.

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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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