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Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour
Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities...
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing...
Madagascar’s prison shame
Madagascar’s prison shame
The concrete floor of a prison cell crawls with bodies as detainees labour to draw their limbs closer to their torsos. The little light illuminating this daily custom, an exercise in preventing unwanted contact, enters through two small windows with bars on them. ...
‘They have taken our beautiful sand from us and left nothing’
‘They have taken our beautiful sand from us and left nothing’
It was with a heavy heart that Nassire Omar, a 60-year-old fisherman, moved away from his old home in the coastal village of Nagonha in northern...
Cash-strapped Denel denies being approached by Saudi government for arms deal
Cash-strapped Denel denies being approached by Saudi government for arms deal
State-owned arms manufacturer Denel has denied it is in talks with the Saudi Arabian government over a procurement deal despite reports the public...
South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’
South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’
Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
In the name of Mandela, ‘we cannot accept injustice’
In the name of Mandela, ‘we cannot accept injustice’
We welcome the broad sentiments in the political declaration that governments have agreed for this United Nations Mandela Peace Summit.
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Last week, Amnesty International released its report on forced evictions in eSwatini. The report, They Don’t See Us as People: Security of...
Zimbabwe: Who is in control?
Zimbabwe: Who is in control?
Harare — A crackdown is underway in Zimbabwe, and few are talking about it. The violence and intimidation began just after the military fired live rounds in Harare on August  1, causing seven deaths, after the July  30 elections....
When calling out human rights abuses is ‘extremist’ then we’re in trouble
When calling out human rights abuses is ‘extremist’ then we’re in trouble
Now that the red carpets have been rolled up and all the empty bottles of expensive mineral water thrown away, it’s worth reflecting on some of...
US gag rule ties SA’s hands
US gag rule ties SA’s hands
South Africa institutionalised liberal abortion laws more than two decades ago, but on January 23 2017, United States President Donald Trump...

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