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Lewis Mudge

Lewis Mudge

Lewis Mudge is Central Africa Director at Human Rights Watch, focusing on Burundi, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. Before joining Human Rights Watch he was based in Goma, eastern Congo, as the field manager for Interactive Radio for Justice, an organisation dedicated to creating local radio programs that concentrated on International Criminal Court proceedings. He has lived in Africa for over 13 years, the last 9 of which have been focused on Central Africa. He has written several Human Rights Watch reports and his op-eds have appeared in major papers and news outlets, but his true love is field research and getting to understand the individual cost of human rights abuses. He has a Masters in International Politics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Burundi’s poll exacts brutal toll
Burundi’s poll exacts brutal toll
When a farmer in a drought-stricken province of northern Burundi was asked to give seven kilogrammes of beans and maize to members of the ruling...
Hope fades over CAR peace deal
Hope fades over CAR peace deal
There is no doubt a peace deal could be transformative for the Central African Republic. Armed groups control 80% of the territory. Tens of...
Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading
Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading
One month after a peace deal was signed to end the civil war, fighting continues in the Central African Republic, while the thorny issue of...
SA must help resolve Burundi’s crisis
SA must help resolve Burundi’s crisis
The resolution of Burundi’s protracted civil war was a milestone in African politics, highlighting regional leaders’ ability and determination...