HUMAN RIGHT

PM Abiy reiterates Ethiopia’s decision over latest clampdown.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has finally spoken on ongoing anti-corruption and rights abuse clampdown stating that there was not going to be any backing down let alone retreat. A statement from the Abiy’s office issued in Amharic tasked citizens to rally behind the development as a means of ridding the country of lawlessness and […]

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Tanzanian government move to eradicate homosexuality holistically.

Tanzania’s government has established a committee to investigate and deal with people who are involved in the sex business, including homosexuals and owners of brothels. The formation of a 17-member committee was announced on Wednesday by the Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, Paul Makonda. The committee whose members include police officers, psychologists, members of the […]

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U.N human rights rep charges West Africans to do more.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her first address to the Human Rights Council since taking office enumerated rights issues and violations across the world. In her opening statement as at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council on 10 September 2018, she singled out a number of African countries […]

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UN representative expresses optimism in Eritrea stopping indefinite conscription.

New United Nations (U.N.) human rights chief says her office is looking forward to the abolition of compulsory conscription into the military. “We particularly look forward to seeing an end to indefinite conscription into the Eritrean military,” Michelle Bachelet told the 39th session of the Human Rights Council on September 10. It was the former […]

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