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, including the distribution of food aid to poor families and...

​​​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

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Who is behind the spate of activist abductions in Zimbabwe?

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

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

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Zim cops beat protesters defying regime ‘worse than Mugabe’

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Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters

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Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Police patrol Zimbabwe capital before anti-government demos

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

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Fraud allegations lead to closure of Amnesty International in Zimbabwe

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Amnesty International suspends Zimbabwe office over ‘fraud’

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Authorities escalate attack on human rights defenders

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