[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.
[Addis Standard] The federal attorney general’s office has filed charges on eight former prison officials in connection with the September 2016 deadly fire at Qilinto federal maximum security prison located in the southern outskirt of the capital Addis Abeba.
[Deutsche Welle] Rights groups are demanding an investigation into the death of activist Caroline Mwatha a week after her disappearance.
[Deutsche Welle] President Julius Bio has upped the maximum punishment for rape of a minor and called on the country to address its rape “scourge.” The move follows an outcry over the rape of a 5-year-old girl by her male relative.
LAST YEAR Emmerson Mnangagwa strutted around the World Economic Forum (WEF) declaring his country “open for business”. This year Zimbabwe’s president did not even make it to Davos. Instead, on January 21st, having cut short a foreign jaunt that was meant to end at the WEF, he arrived home to a country in chaos
[Monitor] Kampala -The Lawyers for remanded former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi, have written to Uganda Human Rights Commission, seeking its intervention into her fate and order Luzira prison administration to allow her see a private doctor following a miscarriage she suffered in custody about a fortnight ago.
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean authorities will hold opponents “fully accountable” for the unrest, and a spokesman described the deadly crackdown as “just a foretaste” of the future. President Mnangagwa has cut short a foreign trip.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare and Bulawayo were largely deserted Tuesday as the country-wide protest called by labour unions and anti-government activist entered its second day after a violent start Monday.