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What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
On December 30 2018, 46 million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system
Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system
Crumbling walls, crowded dirty spaces and tiny rations of dry cassava. Prisons are often a cruel place, especially in Madagascar.
2018, the year of women’s rights?
2018, the year of women’s rights?
Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of...
Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses
Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses
According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to...
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...

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