Ethiopia: Eight Former Prison Officials Charged After Deadly Qilinto Prison Fire

[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.

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Zimbabwe sees its worst state violence in a decade

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

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Uganda: Nyanzi Petitions Uganda Human Rights Commission Over Her Miscarriage

[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.

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