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Populism faces test in Uganda and Kenya

Bobi Wine and William Ruto set out to upend the political status quo in their respective countries

Abandoned by their employers, Ethiopian domestic workers are left stranded in Beirut

Kicked out of Lebanese homes and denied entry into the Ethiopian consulate, Beirut’s Ethiopian house helpers are being abandoned on the streets

The controversial Strandfontein shelter shows the importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis

Our government’s Covid-19 response and regulations must be subject to stringent monitoring to ensure womxn’s safety and security. This is why the Women’s Legal Centre will be an amicus curae in the case between the City of Cape Town and the SAHRC

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else

Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’

The man who beat Danel Rooskrans to death is behind bars, but that doesn't change the pain and rage her loved ones are left with.

South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan

The country’s media and NGOs can also play a role in restoring human rights in Turkey

Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes

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

The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights is to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African

Doublespeak in country of the abused

The Gambia's justice minister is to talk about human rights at the Pan-African Parliament.

Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia

The country has placed a ban on the deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia amid allegations of sexual abuse and ill-treatment.

Allies silent on Djibouti human rights abuses

Western nations won't intervene lest they upset a strategic partnership or usher in another despot.

Governments’ clampdown on NGOs must end – Navi Pillay

It is important that progressive public interest litigation be widely understood for what it is, a mechanism for holding power to account.

China unleashes ‘extraordinary assault on human rights’

China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said on Thursday.

Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers’ rights

The Constitutional Court has ruled that domestic workers have the same rights as employees of liquidated business Pinnacle Point Group.

Ugandan anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ – report

Human rights NGOs have released a report showing the impact of Uganda's controversial law on the wellbeing of homosexual people in the country.

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