South Sudan: Renew Mandate of South Sudan Commission

[HRW] As we speak today, largescale fighting has declined, and a government of national unity is being formed, giving South Sudanese renewed hope for sustainable peace. However, during a public briefing we co-hosted last week, colleagues from the ground spoke about the prevailing human rights and humanitarian situation, revealing a concerning and complex reality that demands the Council’s continued scrutiny.

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Nigeria: Court Invasion – Human Rights Commission Demands Prosecution SSS Officials

[Premium Times] The National Human Rights Commission has called for the arrest and prosecution of all the security officials who invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.

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Mozambique: Ruling Party Continues to Collect Voter Cards

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Frelimo members continue to collect voter cards across the country, despite the president of the National Election Commission (CNE) Sheik Abdul Carimo publicly condemning the practice and calling it illegal. But new cases reported are by our correspondents.

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South Africa: Students Loath to Report Sexual Harassment

[Daily Maverick] This year the Commission for Gender Equality released a report on gender and sexual harassment policies in four higher education institutions and the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology. While policies are being drafted to make campuses more proactive, it is apparent that students often do not feel comfortable reporting sexual harassment.

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Nigeria: Nigeria, South Africa to Issue 10 Year Visa to Businessmen, Academics

[Vanguard] Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers.

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Mozambique: CNE Urges Ethical Behaviour During Election Campaign

[AIM] Maputo -The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, on Friday urged all political parties and their candidates “to respect the norms established for the election campaign” and to behave “in a civic and socially acceptable manner”.

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