Human Rights

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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The Claremont Main Road Mosque and the Fight For Spatial Justice

The following op-ed is written by Angela Andrews of the Legal Resources Centre. Newlands and Claremont, affluent suburbs of Cape Town, have a tragic history of forced removals.  One of the largest and most established communities (classified “Coloured” under Apartheid racial classification legislation) was removed from these picturesque areas under the Group Areas Act in …

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Burkina Faso: Land And Property Rights

Burkina Faso: Land And Property Rights

Burkina Faso is working hard to emerge from the large-scale political and social upheaval that characterized the 18 months following the popular uprising that resulted in the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré in October 2014. In view of the presidential and legislative elections held in November 2015, and the largely successful municipal elections in May …

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Why South African Community’s Win Against Mining Company Matters

Sonwabile Mnwana, University of Fort Hare A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas without the villagers’ consent. The case was brought by the community of rural UMgungundlovu, a small cluster of villages that fall under the …

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