Human Rights

Mali Must Not Be A New Site For Clashes Between Global Powers

Last week, I was delighted to speak to the United Nations Security Council. In the ten years that my country has been experiencing conflict, violence, and instability, dozens of conferences and other international summits have been held without ever really making room for those who are mobilized on a daily basis for more social justice, …

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Cyclone Ana

Cyclone Ana Floods Choke Malawi’s Water And Sanitation Goals

On the night of January 24, 2022, as Cyclone Ana-triggered rains incessantly rattled on the rusty roof of her house, amid intervals of gusty winds, a thud woke up Josephine Kumwanje from her sleep. Her heart leapt as she thought thieves had broken into the house. She summoned some courage, tiptoed to the door of …

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Long-Haul SADC Action Needed To Counter Mozambican Insurgency And Humanitarian Crisis

Ongoing insecurity and an unfolding humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique need a strategically planned response to deal decisively with the insurgency that has plagued the area since October 2017. The insurgents, known both as Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) and the Islamic State Central Africa Province, have displaced more than 745 000 people. “In northern …

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Broken Promises: Is Democratic South Africa on the Brink of Being a Failing State?

The following Op-Ed is written by Sherylle Dass, Zimkhitha Mhlahlo & Tsukudu Moroeng of the Legal Resources Centre In 1994, South Africa transitioned from an undemocratic apartheid state into a constitutional democracy governed by a Constitution which holds basic values and principles such as human dignity and equality. The Preamble of the Constitution of the Republic …

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition: History and Significance

August 23 is marked as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. During the imperialist regimes run by the colonial powers of Europe, slave trade was a cruel yet common practice. Through this practice, a section of the world and its peoples, mainly from Africa and Asia were reduced …

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New Video Of Ethiopia Massacre Shows Soldiers Passing Phone Around To Document Their Executions Of Unarmed Men

WATCH THE REPORT | READ THE FULL STORY CNN has obtained new footage of Ethiopian soldiers cheering and laughing as they execute unarmed men near the town of Mahibere Dego in the country’s war-torn Tigray region. This new report comes just two months after a previous CNN investigation from Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir, in collaboration with Amnesty International, examined …

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hidden victims

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Triggered Hunger, as Food Aid Fell Prey to Power Politics and Corruption

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Triggered Hunger,as Food Aid Fell Prey to Power Politics and Corruption By  Linus Unah, Sally Hayden, Maurice Oniang’o and Patrick Egwu Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, and is being co-published with 100Reporters and Africa.com. When government leaders across Africa began …

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Africa’s Hidden Victims: Healthcare Workers Struggled Amid Lack of PPE, Salary Delays and Disappearing Hardship Pay

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Healthcare Workers Struggled Amid Lack of PPE, Salary Delays, and Disappearing Hardship Pay By Patrick Egwu, Linus Unah, Sally Hayden, and Maurice Oniang’o Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, and is being co-published with 100Reporters and Africa.com. Every morning during the coronavirus …

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Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Prompted Surge in Police Brutality

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Prompted Surge in Police Brutality By Sally Hayden, Maurice Oniang’o, Linus Unah and Patrick Egwu WARNING: The content you are about to see contains some graphic images and some viewers may find them disturbing.   Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, …

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Education For Disabled Learners

‘Everyone’ Does Not Really Mean ‘Everyone’: Addressing Barriers To Access To Education For Disabled Learners

The following op-ed is written by Amy-Leigh Payne & Charlene Kreuser from the Legal Resources Centre.  The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Constitution), provides ‘everyone’ with the right to basic education. ‘Everyone’ is a non-restrictive term. It means that, where a right is conferred on ‘everyone’, it applies quite literally to everyone. …

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