The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president and commander in chief, Joseph Kabila, has promoted two generals long linked to serious human rights abuses. The new appointments heighten concerns of more repression and abuse as Kabila ponders his plans ahead of elections scheduled for December 23.
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Torture and other Human Rights Abuses in Jail Ogaden, Somali Regional State, Ethiopia
President Kabila Should Ensure Credible Vote, Abide by Constitution
39 Dead, More Than 1,000 Displaced in Recent Attacks
A special interactive feature on empowering pregnant girls and adolescent mothers in to stay in school.
Tobacco companies fail to warn Zimbabwe’s farmers of nicotine poisoning’s dangers. Human Rights Watch researcher Margaret Wurth spoke to one family about their experiences farming tobacco.
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This report documents 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery by members of armed groups between early 2013 and mid-2017. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as “anti-balaka,” two main parties to the conflict, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide.
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