HRW

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 27th, 2013
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Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Rights Watch (HRW) campaign group. The abuse takes place at the hands of armed groups, including government forces, it says. In the report, women who fled famine and conflict describe bein...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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Anita Powell, VOA JOHANNESBURG — With one of the world’s most liberal constitutions and a boisterous media sector, South Africa has long been the African continent’s model for human rights.But global watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) says events in 2012 have set the nation back significan...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea
Sep 27th, 2012
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Conakry – Human Rights Watch called Thursday on Guinean authorities to support an inquiry into a 2009 massacre when troops killed some 160 civilians and raped others in the capital Conakry. On September 28, 2009, thousands of opponents of a military regime gathered in a Conakry stadium to demon...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 14th, 2012
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Back in January Faiz Fathi Jfara of Bani Walid asked a simple question, “I just need an answer from NATO: Why did you destroy my home and kill my family?” NATO refuses to answer him. NATO went to war in Libya to protect civilians through a UN mandate (Resolution 1973). Given legitimacy by the UN [&he...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
May 4th, 2012
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A Burundian rebel leader blamed for organizing last year’s deadly attack on a bar that killed 36 people is dead. Burundian Army Colonel Kabisa Domitien told reporters Friday that the rebel chief, known by the names “Carmel” and “Mukono,” was killed in a shootout with government forces in the De...
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Jan 28th, 2012
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Ethiopia last week, claiming abuse and coercion in a resettlement program. While Ethiopia’s government detests the interventions of foreign rights groups, a restrictive law means there are virtually no domestic monitors of abuses. ‘Waiting Here for Death’ screamed the headline of Human Rights Watch’s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2011
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The latest report by Human Rights Watch about labour abuses in Chinese mining companies in Zambia is not only woefully inaccurate but also perpetuates Western racist stereotypes about China’s ‘neo-colonialist’ expansion in Africa, according to Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong. A Novemb...