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Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

They call him the Ghetto President. The Ugandan singer and activist Bobi Wine, born in a Kampala slum and now a member of parliament, is facing charges of treason. The accusation stems from an incident in which protesters allegedly threw stones at the motorcade of the actual president, Yoweri Museveni. But Mr Wine’s real crime […]

Central African Republic – Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes

Central African Republic – Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes

Bangui — A general amnesty as part of the political dialogue in the Central African Republic would be incompatible with the government’s duty to bring those responsible for grave international crimes to justice and with victims’ rights to accountability, five Central African and international human rights organizations said today. The groups are Amnesty International, Human […]

Killing of Man With Albinism Haunts Machinga District

Killing of Man With Albinism Haunts Machinga District

The missing and eventual death of Mc Donald Masambuka, a young man with albinism, remains a gloomy and troubling thought to people in Machinga, a district in the eastern part of Malawi. In May this year, the 22-year-old man went missing from his home in Makawa in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkowola in Machinga. His body […]

Prisoners Held With Lions, Hyenas – Former Somali Region President Omar Arrested

Prisoners Held With Lions, Hyenas – Former Somali Region President Omar Arrested

Clashes in the Somali region of Ethiopia led to the burning of churches, looting and rape. Police and PM Abiy Ahmed stepped in, calling the chaos shameful, and arresting a former regional president. Abdi Mohammed Omar, known as Abdi Illey, was shown on television being led out of his villa in the Ethiopian capital on […]

President Kagame’s Bad Handling of Critic Diane Rwigara May Stain His Good Record

President Kagame’s Bad Handling of Critic Diane Rwigara May Stain His Good Record

Paul Kagame could easily be praised as one of Africa’s most visionary leaders. His strides in taking Rwanda out of the dark created by the genocide years to a country with so much promises is indeed daring enough to enlist Kagame’s name amongst Africa’s best leaders in the 21st century. Kagame has been praised for […]

Outcry inMorocco after ‘girl is raped, tattooed with swastikas’

Outcry inMorocco after ‘girl is raped, tattooed with swastikas’

Anger has erupted in Morocco after local media reported a 17-year-old girl was abducted, tortured and gang-raped by a criminal gang, whose members also forcibly tattooed her body. More than 12,000 people had signed a petition by early Monday demanding the government of King Mohammed VI provide the girl with urgent medical and psychological care […]

#FreeBobbyWine: Kenyans now turn guns on strongman Paul Kagame

#FreeBobbyWine: Kenyans now turn guns on strongman Paul Kagame

Kenyans have now turned their heads towards Rwanda and are now demanding the freedom of Diane Rwigara, a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, who has been in jail for almost a year now. Ms Rwigara was arrested and charged with inciting insurrection against the state, as well as other offences. She was blocked from […]

Arua Has Decided, So Let’s Move and Discuss the Human Rights

Arua Has Decided, So Let’s Move and Discuss the Human Rights

The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, sending a team of parliamentarians to Gulu and Arua is good, but Ugandans deserve better. How about our legislators joining the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV), member organisations of the Coalition Against Torture(CAT), the National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders(NCHRDs) and the Uganda Human Rights Commission(UHRC) […]

Zimbabwe says ‘hostility of the West’ putting off renewed investment

Zimbabwe says ‘hostility of the West’ putting off renewed investment

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Western hostility towards Zimbabwe is deterring investment, the presidency spokesman said on Tuesday, comments in sharp contrast with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s previous efforts to woo Western governments. Mnangagwa has made progress in improving Zimbabwe’s relations with Western states before and after he won a July 30 presidential election, the first since the […]

Museveni’s military apologies over beating journalists

Museveni’s military apologies over beating journalists

Uganda’s army has made a rare apology after soldiers were caught on film beating up a journalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday. Other journalists were also beaten as they were reporting on the protests. An army statement described the soldiers’ conduct as “unprofessional” and said they would be […]

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