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Rights groups are calling on Swazi authorities to stop using the criminal justice system as a tool of repression. This comes after the jail terms recently handed down to newspaper editor Bhekithemba Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko.
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A barrister is calling for a UN led inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in Egypt. It comes after a meeting in Switzerland to review the country's record for the first time since the 2011 ouster of long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The United States a
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A prominent Burundi human rights activist has been shot and seriously wounded by gunmen on motorbikes. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was attacked in the capital, Bujumbura. He was a stern critic of President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term
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The top United States diplomat to the United Nations says her government and others are considering sanctioning those who commit violations of human rights in Burundi. Ambassador Samantha Power also suggested that there would need to be a political place
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The U.N. Human Rights Office has warned that widespread violence and human rights violations in Burundi have brought the country to the brink of civil war. The Geneva-based U.N. rights body has also documented cases of arbitrary arrests and murder of oppo
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The U.N. Human Rights Office has warned that widespread violence and human rights violations in Burundi have brought the country to the brink of civil war. At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrati
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United Nations - The Central African Republic is a small country in the midst of an almost forgotten crisis. It’s a nation consumed by violence, hatred and instability. But human rights campaigners are striving to change the course of the country’s histor
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The United Nations is facing probably its biggest challenge in the east, Somalia. The UN is helping to rebuild an entire nation, after years of conflict which is still ongoing. Security training is just one element of that difficult mission.
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People living with albinism need real representation -- not tokenistic support. That's according to a nominee to Kenya's Parliament. The East African nation has just hosted a consultative forum for African leaders on albinism. The three-day conference bro
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The UN has raised concerns about the increase in human rights violations in South Sudan. Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights have been in South Sudan for the past 10 days. They've called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the world's y
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Despite South Sudan's government stance that the the findings by the UN about the increase in human rights violations are mere speculation, the African Union agrees with the UN's verdict. It's worried the violence is escalating and is again calling on all
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A rights group in Nigeria is trying to end the practice of killing twins, especially in the southern parts of the country. The tradition dates back many years, stemming from a belief that twins are evil spirits. Advocacy and education has reduced the prac
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UN human rights investigators say up to 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. The UN says the human rights situation continues to worsen in the country. CGTN's Patrick Oyet reports.