Human Rights

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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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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The Adolescent Girl Holds the Key to Kenya’s Economic Transformation and Prosperity

Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is a crisis of hope, education and opportunity. The countdown to a New Year has begun. Can 2019 be a year of affirmative action to ensure hope and opportunity for Kenya’s adolescent girl? Consider this. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says that when a young adolescent girl is not married during …

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Mali Protests & Coup

One Year Later; No Justice For Victims Of 2020 Mali Protests & Coup

It has been about a year since anti-government demonstrations and a coup in Mali, which saw 18 people, including a 12-year-old boy being killed. But there has been no justice for the families of those injured and killed by defence and security forces during last year’s May to August protests. Today, Apr. 23, Amnesty International …

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Disability In Goma. The Power Of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, And Stigma

Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that …

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