[African Arguments] Egypt’s regime has clamped down heavily on dissent at home. Now it is making life difficult for critics abroad.
[IPS] United Nations -Counterterrorism measures are not only affecting extremist groups, but are also impacting a crucial sector for peace and security in the world: civil society.
[allAfrica] Al Jazeera has reported that Sudan’s military rulers arrested two brothers of deposed President Omar al-Bashir as hundreds of people marched in the capital, Khartoum, calling for a swift handover of power to civilian leadership. Abdullah and Abbas Hassan al-Bashir were taken into custody as part of a continuing campaign of arrests against “symbols and leaders of the previous regime”.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa treading an area that his predecessor former President Robert Mugabe feared to tread, the emotive issue of the post-independence massacres commonly known as Gukurahundi.
[Deutsche Welle] The demonstration was the largest in months, despite a government crackdown. The protesters are calling for an end to the thirty year rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government, and the Islamic Council of Mozambique, in partnership with the United States, on Saturday launched a mechanism to identify and analyse the foci of instability that culminate in the violation of human rights in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARSafter the genocide, Rwanda is still an enigma. Its recovery in economic, social and psychological terms is hotly debated. Almost every aspect of the past and present is still argued over.
[This Day] Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has raised concern over the inability of the federal government to hold those involved in human rights violation accountable.
[VOA] A court in Garowe, in northern Somalia, Saturday sentenced five male teenagers to death for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Galkayo last month, officials said.
[CPJ] Nairobi -The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed deep concern about a one-year suspension imposed by a Somaliland court on the privately owned Foore newspaper, and called on authorities to drop the charges on appeal.