Human rights

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2014
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By Yilma Bekele What are the ways the Diaspora help the TPLF Government to rule with an iron fist and abuse our people and country? The Diaspora money is cash with no strings attached. The Diaspora is a major player in the condominium building process on land leased from Woyane owners. The Diaspora i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2014
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While Africa is known for its abundant natural resources and fertile lands, over 90% of the continent’s citizens are forced to live below absolute poverty because of tyrannical rulers that enrich themselves and their cronies. Many African people are living under non-elected dictator’s rul...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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By Gianluca Mezzofiore Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki and several other ministers have been reported to the police for crimes against humanity in Sweden thanks to a new law that allows such crimes to be prosecuted in the north European country. Human rights lawyer Percy Bratt, who led the unprece...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 30th, 2014
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The UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world’s most repressive states. The three-member panel will report back in one year. In a statement, the HRC condemned “widespread and systematic” human rights violations, i...
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Jun 24th, 2014
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Eritrean Campaign Successfully Highlighted the Concern over the Indefinite National service in Eritrea at the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th Session. (Geneva 20-06-2014) Campaigners from across Europe held a protest vigil outside the UN’s Geneva headquarters as the report on Eritrea’s Universal Perio...
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Jun 19th, 2014
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By Ayodele Ameen A civil society group, Human Rights Advancement, Development and Advocacy Centre (HURIDAC)is calling for “a human rights friendly environment before, during and after the Ekiti election.” HURIDAC is seriously concerned about the threat to peace and security in the State and the poten...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 29th, 2014
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“The current regime follows this pattern: immediately before elections, they start to muzzle every critical voice,” protests Endalk Chala, a co-founder and member of the Ethiopian blogging collective called “Zone 9” – a proverbial reference to Ethiopia’s situation beyond the eight zones that divide t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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by Nathnael Abate (Norway) The rapid growth of world economy has resulted in strong partnership between countries, multinational companies and cooperates. This made the greatest gateway for international companies directly to involve in foreign investment process in the labor cheap countries. Since c...