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No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

(Nairobi) – Ugandan authorities have failed to investigate the police and military responsible for killing more than 100 people in western Uganda in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video featuring interviews with victims’ families. Those killed on November 26 and 27, 2016 in Kasese, home of the Rwenzururu kingdom, included at least […]

Pay U.S.$100 Billion 1980s Massacres Compensation, Zimbabwe Govt Told

Pay U.S.$100 Billion 1980s Massacres Compensation, Zimbabwe Govt Told

The government must pay the Matebeleland US$100 billion in compensation for Gukurahundi and other outrages perpetrated by successive Zanu PF administrations since 1980, an opposition politician has said. Self-exiled leader of the secessionist Matabeleland Liberation Organisation (MLO), Paul Siwela, the region must not accept President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s offer to apologise until the compensation is paid. […]

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

Governments can and must do more to end the daily sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and boys worldwide, an event at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday highlighted, including through a newly launched tool designed to help countries track progress and gaps. “Every day, across all countries and levels of society, millions of […]

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 […]

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