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August 28

  • South Africa: Constitutional Crisis - of What and for Whom? [analysis]


    If the publicly expressed opinions of many opposition politicians, lawyers, academics, journalists and political commentators are to be believed then South Africa has already had... Read more »

  • Egypt: Country Loses Human Rights 'Pioneer' [press release]


    Egypt has just lost one of its human rights pioneers, and Human Rights Watch has lost a dear friend, with the passing of Ahmed Seif Al Islam on August 27, 2014, following his... Read more »

  • Sudan: Security Detains Women Protesters in Omdurman

    Radio Dabanga

    The security services detained 16 activists of the "No to women's oppression" group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today. Read more »

  • Kenya: Kenya Passes Law to Step Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Kenya has passed a law that will make it easier to secure convictions for human trafficking by providing greater support to victims, encouraging them to give evidence, campaigners... Read more »

  • South Africa: Tune Me What - Strangers On a Train [opinion]


    This week's episode began with a story about Leon meeting a random South African on the train into work after they recognised each other's accents. The odds are small that a former... Read more »

  • Egypt: EOHR Condemns the "Entertainment" With the Dead Body of a Citizen [press release]


    The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemns the act of a police officer who was "playing and entertaining" with the body of a deceased in ElKhanka hospital in... Read more »

  • Gambia: Tostan Gambia, Senegal Vow to Curb FGC

    Daily Observer

    As the struggle to end Female Genital Cutting (FGC) gains momentum, Tostan Gambia and Senegal, an international NGO operating within the two countries have committed themselves... Read more »

  • Gambia: Workshop On Child Rights and Protection Issues Held

    The Point

    UNICEF Deputy Country representative and acting head of office Rupert Leighton has said the Oslo Challenge was put in place in 1999 to seek answers on how to give children access... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Congonews Editor Held Without Charge After Criticizing Archbishop [press release]


    An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately... Read more »

  • Burundi: Burundi - Video Highlights Activist's Unjust Detention [press release]


    Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014. Read more »

  • Egypt: Sanna Sai Joins the Hunger Strike of the Prisoners in Egypt [press release]


    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), said in the light of the flaw in the system of justice in Egypt and using of the long remand as a penalty, the news of the... Read more »

  • Ethiopia: Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists


    This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines -- the latest in a series of shutdowns -- but the move got little attention from outside the country. The East African... Read more »

  • Egypt: Jailed Activists to Attend Funeral of Their Father - Prison Authority

    Aswat Masriya

    Egypt's Interior Ministry has decided to allow jailed political activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Sanaa Seif temporarily out of prison to attend their father's funeral, Mohamed... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Wogu and the Fight Against Child Labour

    Daily Independent

    Despite international conventions on child rights and protection, child labour still strives in countries around the world. Many nations have been able to domesticate the Child... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Man Defiles 11-Year-Old Step-Daughter


    A 36-year-old man, Daniel Edet, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos chief magistrate's court sitting at Ebute-Metta for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old stepdaughter (names... Read more »

August 27

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