South Africa: How the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre Sparked the Birth of International Human Rights Law

[The Conversation Africa] It’s been 60 years since the Sharpeville massacre, when 69 unarmed civilians were killed by armed South African police on March 21 1960. The significance of the date is reflected in the fact that it now marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Africa: We Stand on Threshold of New Epoch of Governance – Ramaphosa

[Govt of SA] Your Excellency President Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad, Your Excellency President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Excellencies Heads of State and Government, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Members of delegations present here today, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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South Africa: Editors’ Forum ‘Deeply Concerned’ By Allegations of Censorship at News Channel

[News24Wire] The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says former eNCA political journalist Samkele Maseko has agreed to “approach Judge [Kathy] Satchwell and the Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry” to further discuss claims of editorial interference at the news channel.

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Africa: UN Says Cost-Sharing Key to World Refugee Crisis

[VOA] A year after the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Global Refugee Compact to deal with the world refugees crisis, world leaders gathered in Geneva to weigh the progress made, and pledged more than $3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement communities.

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