Tag Archives: Human rights

16 March 19

Eritrea: HRW raises concern as forced conscription continues

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.

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15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.

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23 January 19

Ethiopia pardons 13,000 accused of treason, terrorism

Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people accused of treason or terrorism over the past six months, according to state-affiliated media.

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22 January 19

Could violent protests in Sudan topple Bashir?

Over the past two weeks, Sudan has been gripped by anti-governmental protests with security forces opening fire on crowds with live ammunition on multiple occasions. The Sudanese government says at least 19 people have been killed in protest violence but
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10 December 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara acquitted of ‘baseless’ charges

Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.

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15 November 18

Ethiopia arrests former deputy intelligence chief

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested former deputy intelligence chief Yared Zerihun amid investigations into corruption and human right abuses committed by security forces.

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07 November 18

Tanzania: 10 men arrested for being gay in government crackdown

Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.

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01 November 18

Tanzania: Thousands of gay people reported to authorities

Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.

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