Human Rights

Human rights group lists 10 things Burundi’s new government can do to improve human rights

Amnesty International has listed 10 things the new government of Burundi can do to improve the country's human rights. Burundi’s new government, under the leadership of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, was sworn into office...

President Ramaphosa reminds South Africans women and men are equal and deserve equal treatment

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that women and men are equal and deserve equal treatment. They should be accorded the same respect and given the same opportunities right from birth, he indicated.

President Ramaphosa extols South African women 64 years after they stood against segregation

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday extolled South African women 64 years after they stood against white domination. On August 9, 1956, more than 20,000 South African women of all races staged a march on the Union...

From Egypt to India, Iran to Turkey and elsewhere, governments continue to arrest and jail human rights defenders in virus-hit prisons, Amnesty International laments

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Nigerian activists urge President Buhari, a former military dictator, to respect human rights, condemn brutal attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned reported violent attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, Osogbo and other parts of the country. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari must end the use of...

U.S. police used excessive force against Black Lives Matter protesters at least 125 times in 10 days, Amnesty International says in new findings

Amnesty International on Tuesday released a new report documenting mass violations by the police in the United States against Black Lives Matter protesters who demanded justice and equality following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation for the people evicted, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Human Rights...

Human Rights Watch writes President Évariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi to respect and promote human rights

Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging him to make protecting and promoting human rights a priority during his presidency, the organization said on Wednesday. The...

Human Rights Watch alarmed by grave rights violations in Cameroon’s far north

Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks by the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said today.

New report warns education under siege in central and west Africa with over 2500 attacks in past 5 years alone

Schools, universities, students, teachers, and academics in West and Central Africa have suffered over 2,500 attacks over the past 5 years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a 300-page report released...

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Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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