Authorities thwart anti-corruption protests, launch a witch-hunt against activists

Zimbabwean authorities have thwarted a peaceful anti-corruption protest which was planned for today and launched a witch-hunt against political and human rights activists suspected of being...

Authorities continue their crackdown on dissent with arrest of investigative journalist and activist

Authorities in Zimbabwe are continuing their crackdown on dissent with the arrest of a prominent journalist,...

Authorities must drop charges against health care workers for demanding better wages

In response to charges levelled against 13 nurses who are accused of contravening lockdown regulations, introduced...

Amnesty defrauded of thousands of dollars

A FORENSIC audit has unearthed how former Amnesty International Zimbabwe (Amnesty) executives allegedly pocketed US$700 000...

Persecution of tortured female opposition leaders continues as they are denied bail

In response to today’s court decision to deny bail for three female leaders from the opposition...

Southern Africa: Persons with albinism especially vulnerable in the face of COVID-19

Southern African governments must ensure the protection and well-being of persons with albinism, who are increasingly...

Drop bogus charges against opposition leaders who suffered sexual assault

In response to the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s decision to charge three female opposition MDC-Alliance party youth leaders...

​​​Africa: Government responses to COVID-19 should guarantee the protection of women’s rights

Sub-Saharan Africa: Government responses to COVID-19 should guarantee the protection of women and girls’ rights  ...

Southern Africa: Governments must move beyond politics in distribution of COVID-19 food aid

As some governments implement much needed social protection measures to mitigate against the impact of COVID-19,...

​​​Southern Africa: COVID-19 a pretext for surge in harassment of journalists and weakening of media houses by states

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Southern Africa, governments are targeting journalists and media houses that...

The devastating effects of COVID-19 on maternal health in Zimbabwe

Lockdown regime in Zimbabwe means news mothers cannot access postpartum support...

Southern Africa: Government intervention required as millions face hunger under COVID-19 lockdown regimes

Millions of people across Southern Africa face hunger as lockdowns imposed in the region to help...

Five years on whereabouts of journalist and pro-democracy activist still a mystery

Five years after journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara went missing in Zimbabwe, his whereabouts remains...

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

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