SADC: Regional leaders must fix the deteriorating human rights situation across the region

Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders must urgently take concrete measures to fix the human rights crisis in the region when they meet at their annual...

Zimbabwe Cracks Down on Protests as Economy Crumbles

With inflation running at 700 percent, the pandemic has left an already weak state on the...

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

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Zimbabwe – once more on the brink of collapse?

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is accused of reneging on promises he made after ousting Robert Mugabe....

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

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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...

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...

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...

Who is behind the spate of activist abductions in Zimbabwe?

Since the beginning of the year, some 50 people, mainly government detractors, have been abducted and...

U.S. told to come clean about knowledge of 1980s Mugabe massacres in Zimbabwe

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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”

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