Tag Archives: Human rights

19 December 19

A review of John Magufuli’s Tanzania in 2019

Throughout 2019, Tanzania President John Magufuli has been accused of repressing political freedom and human rights in the country. This continues a worrying trend in Tanzania, following a string of measures in 2018 affecting the rights of political opposition, journalists,
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13 December 19

US imposes sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.

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12 December 19

HRW Burundians pressured into leaving Tanzania

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Burundian refugees in Tanzania are being pressured into returning to their home country.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.

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05 December 19

The unwanted side-effects of Africa’s digital boom

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum announced that Africa’s digital boom is only just getting started. Investment in African startups more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, reaching a record $1.2 billion and there’s plenty of room for further
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04 December 19

Tanzania: Amnesty criticises withdrawal of individual, NGO rights

Amnesty International has criticised the government of Tanzania for withdrawing the right of individuals and NGOs in the country to file cases against it at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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30 November 19

Sudan repeals public order law, moves to dissolve former ruling party

Sudan’s transitional government has repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour and moved to dissolve the former ruling government of Omar al-Bashir that introduced the law.

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29 November 19

HRW urges South Sudan to free detained journalist

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in South Sudan to release journalist it says has been arbitrarily detained.

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19 November 19

HRW: Attacks against Sudan protesters were planned

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the deadly attacks against Sudanese protesters calling for democratic change in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity.

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06 November 19

UK: Burundi remains threat to international peace and security

The UK’s Political Coordinator at the UN has warned the Security Council that Burundi remains a threat to international peace and security.

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