Human Rights and Liberties

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2013
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By Messay Kebede What is wrong with Africa? Save for a few promising exceptions, why has Africa become the land where dictatorships, disrespect for elementary human rights, economic mismanagement, corruption, nepotism, ethnic confrontations, etc., proliferate and endure? This total and systematic fai...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2013
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By Andreas E Peltzer, column WHAT is the task of a human rights activist? Helping victims of human rights violations may be the first answer. Now there are specialists dealing with perpetrators and victims of rights violations, which include law enforcement agencies, lawyers or psychologists. The hum...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2013
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Despite a terrible human rights record, Ethiopia has joined the UN’s Human Rights Council. Laetitia Bader reports. On 1 January 2013, Ethiopia took up its seat on the United Nations Human rights Council. The uncontested election – Africa put forward five countries for five seats – has raised some eye...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 24th, 2012
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This is according to the chairman of the African Union’s African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, Catherine Dupe Atoki. She was speaking at a Johannesburg press conference yesterday at which she said there was a lack of political will in Africa to tackle the problem. South Africa,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2012
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Hakima Abbas If aid is not in the interests of African peoples’, why would aid conditionality be a tool for African social justice? LGBTIQ Africans are currently at the crux of an ever-increasing conservative (dare I say fascist) assault perpetuated primarily by the ruling elites in collusion, and of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jan 25th, 2012
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Kinshasa – A Congolese rights group says at least 19 children and six pregnant women died from acute malnutrition and lack of medicine after a feared warlord returned to the southeast. Another 1 000 children examined by the African Association for the Defence of Human Rights between January 13 ...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 12th, 2011
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Lilongwe – Malawi’s Human Rights Commission on Monday accused President Bingu wa Mutharika of inciting violence against critics that has led to petrol bomb attacks on the properties of two leading activists. Mutharika riled activists when he threatened attacks against his opponents who st...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 22nd, 2011
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An Ivory Coast official says authorities have freed three French nationals who were arrested over the weekend. Military spokesman Lt. Jean-Marc Tago refused to elaborate Monday on the circumstances of their arrest. A diplomat who asked not to be named because she is not authorized to speak to journal...
By benim
In Gambia
Jul 22nd, 2011
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Human rights groups have denounced a climate of fear in Gambia claiming disappearances, killings and torture go unpunished, as President Yayha Jammeh marks 17 years in power on Friday. “President Jammeh marks July 22 each year as ?Freedom Day? and yet Gambia is ruled with an iron fist by a gove...
By benim
In Morocco
Jul 19th, 2011
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Constitutional reform crafted by Morocco’s king protects human rights better but won’t amount to much unless the state apologises for past abuses and holds to account those responsible, a top rights group said. The Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH) also called for a separation of p...