​​​Africa: States frustrate continental rights bodies’ efforts to uphold human rights

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Robert Mugabe: 1924-2019, a liberator turned oppressor

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South Africa: Years of impunity for xenophobic crimes driving the latest attacks

The ongoing and escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign owned...

Mnangagwa’s first year in office marked by a “systematic and brutal crackdown on human rights”

During his first year as President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has presided over a systematic and...

Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters

In response to the brutal assault on peaceful protesters who gathered in the Harare CBD earlier...

Violent crackdown on activists underway ahead of opposition protests

An escalating crackdown against human rights defenders, activists, civil society leaders and members of the opposition,...

One year on, no justice for those killed by soldiers in post-election demonstrations

One year on, the soldiers who opened fire on protesters in the aftermath of the general...

Amnesty International to hold its highest decision-making meeting in Johannesburg

More than 300 delegates of Amnesty International, including members, supporters and different sections of the movement...

Authorities escalate attack on human rights defenders

Zimbabwean authorities have this afternoon arrested two more human rights defenders at the Harare airport in...

One month after devastating cyclone, more international assistance needed to protect people’s rights

One month after devastating Cyclone Idai, described as one of the worst weather-related disasters in Southern Africa, hit...

SA: Authorities must tackle longstanding impunity to end xenophobia

In response to the “follow-up” meeting between the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu...

Attack on 263 Chat website a blatant attempt to muzzle the media

Police attack 263 Chat newsroom in an attempt media freedom...

President Mnangagwa’s threats ‘deeply troubling’

In response to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s statement that the government will deal with those suspected to...

Zimbabwe: ‘most brutal tactics imaginable’ used by authorities to crush fuel-hike protests – new report

Killings, reports of rape by military personnel and widespread arbitrary arrests of many protesters...

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