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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...
Zambian rapper freed on bail ahead of trial
Zambian rapper freed on bail ahead of trial
Zambian rapper Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, has reportedly been granted bail by a Lusaka Magistrate following his arrest by plainclothes police on...
Exiled Zambian activist-rapper arrested in Lusaka
Exiled Zambian activist-rapper arrested in Lusaka
According to an eyewitness, Zambian rapper Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, was detained by plainclothes police on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international...
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
In Madagascar, pretrial prisoners languish in jail
Today, Wednesday April 25, is the Africa Pretrial Detention Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the use of prolonged pretrial...
Chinese mining company ruins lives of Mozambican villagers
Chinese mining company ruins lives of Mozambican villagers
Nagonha is a small rural village of just 1 329 residents on the northern coastline of Mozambique. Situated in the Angoche district, about 180km...
Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release
Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release
Turkish police took back into custody the head of rights group Amnesty International in Turkey, hours after an Istanbul court ordered his conditional release, the rights group said on Thursday....
Activist probed for human trafficking offences after saving drowning migrants
Activist probed for human trafficking offences after saving drowning migrants
For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting...

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