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‘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...
Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law
Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law
Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of a Rohingya massacre must face trial, a judge...
Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis threatens national unity. The time for change is now
Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis threatens national unity. The time for change is now
Cameroon’s governance and security problems have historically attracted little outside attention. But this seems likely to change, for two...
Sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
Sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote...

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