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Rwanda: 25 years after genocide, politics of demonisation as dangerous as ever

In the 25 years since the genocide, the world has witnessed countless crimes fuelled by the same politics of demonisation and tactics of exclusion

Sri Lanka interviews 47 potential hangmen

47 male applicants would be interviewed on Wednesday and Thursday, after the government advertised the vacancies in February

Amnesty accuses Nordic states of failing rape survivors

An Amnesty report says flawed legislation, harmful myths and gender stereotypes had resulted in "endemic impunity" for perpetrators

Kenya plans to close world’s biggest refugee camp Dadaab

Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by the end of August

US war in Somalia kills civilians

Ever-increasing air strikes since Donald Trump’s election are killing more and more innocent people

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of head of the AU which rotates between the five regions of the continent

Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes

Online tourism companies are adding to human rights’ violations by advertising attractions on illegally occupied land

Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study

According to a new Amnesty International study, black women are the hardest hit by abuse on the social network

Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system

Poor Madagascans are left to rot in prison awaiting trial very often for crimes that they never committed

2018, the year of women’s rights?

A new report by Amnesty International has urged governments around the world to prioritise making resources available for the empowerment of women

Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses

Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009

Tanzania government denounces governor’s anti-gay witch-hunt

Anti-gay sentiment has increased since Magufuli's 2015 election, forcing most gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities to live in secrecy

Madagascar’s prison shame

More than half of Malagasy prisoners have yet to face trial, but live in squalid, dangerous conditions

‘They have taken our beautiful sand from us and left nothing’

Mozambican villagers demand compensation for the destruction of their village caused by the activities of a Chinese mining company

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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