Human Rights

Rwanda Offers To Resettle African Migrants Trapped In Libya

Rwanda and Libya are currently working out an evacuation plan for some hundreds of migrants being held in detention centres in the North African country, officials confirmed. Diyana Gitera, the Director General for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation told The New Times that Rwanda was working on a proposal with partners …

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Press Freedom: Tanzania Charges Freelance Journalist With Economic Crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket, according to a copy of the charge sheet. When he was detained on July 29, the Dar es Salaam police chief said at a press conference that police were investigating Kabendera’s citizenship status. “It seems that for the past week, …

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Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn’t wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain. Losing a part of oneself The difficult economic situation in Eritrea means …

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Belgium Apologizes To Congo,Burundi and Rwanda For Colonization and Kidnapping of Mixed-Raced Children

It’s no secret that colonization has introduced unspeakable horrors to communities of color throughout the world. And while an apology could never remedy those atrocities, it can serve as the impetus for long overdue healing and accountability. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel began the process of doing exactly …

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Cyclone Idai: A Time to Reassess Disaster Management

It was one of the worst tropical cyclones hit Southern Africa in recent times. Cyclone Idai, which has been characterised by heavy rains and flooding including mudslides in some parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, has left more than 750 dead, with thousands marooned in remote rural areas, whilst others are still unaccounted for. More …

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How Clean Water Changes Everything

There is a popular saying, “Water is Life,” which underscores the value of water as a key resource that every human being depends on for their livelihood. Clean Water Improves Health and Sanitation Standards When communities lack access to clean and safe water, a lot of health and sanitation-related challenges become prevalent in society. The …

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Water for All – World Water Day 2021

Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human rights. Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease, because they don’t have access to safe water. In …

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