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35th Ordinary Session

Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this written presentation to contribute testimony from children to the discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on children at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of…
Schoolchildren attend class at a school in Norton, west of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, September 10, 2019.
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Drop Case Against ‘Samussuku’ Tshikonde for Insulting President

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Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde. @2018 Private
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March 2019

This submission highlights concerns about Angola’s compliance with its international human rights obligations since its previous Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) in 2010 and 2014. The submission focuses on problems related to arbitrary arrest and…
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In Office a Year, President Lourenço Should Promote Justice


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President João Lourenço of Angola during the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2018. © 2018 Vladimir Astapkovich / Sputnik via AP
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…