African Human Rights Deteriorate in Wake of Coronavirus

Coronavirus lockdowns have had a disproportionate impact on people living in poverty and economic deprivation, and governments have used Covid-19 emergency measures as a pretext to violently repress opposition and undermine civil and political rights in some African countries, says Mausi Segun, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. She was introducing the group's annual review of human rights around the globe.


Police dispersing opposition leaders in Senegal who tried to stage a sit-in at a government building.

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