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Summary Margaret Okuomo lives with her seven children in Ago Egun Bariga, a waterside slum community in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous state and the epicenter of the country’s fight against Covid-19. Lagos, although Nigeria’s wealthiest state, has…
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Summary When she was 18 in 2013, Adaura C. met a woman who promised her a job earning 150,000 naira (US$414) as a domestic worker in Libya. Adaura agreed, and the woman made the arrangements for her to travel from Nigeria to Libya. After a…
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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…
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Summary I hope that my children will go back to school, and become better people, because they can’t do that working in tobacco farming. Tobacco growing is a very difficult field. It makes one grow old before their time. — Anne, 36-year-old hired…
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Summary After almost 50 years of taking in hundreds of thousands of refugees from various neighboring states, Cameroon is shredding its reputation as a generous refugee-hosting country. Working to push back Nigeria’s militant Islamist…
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Summary When Michelle, 57, was widowed in 2012, she lost more than her husband. Shortly after his death, her in-laws took over the fields she had tilled for decades. They also stole the fruit from the trees in her kitchen garden and sold the harvest…
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Summary Basically, because of this law [SSMPA] the police treat people in any way that they please. They torture, force people to confess, and when they hear about a gathering of men, they just head over to make arrests. …
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Summary They had not received an education in that area for many, many, years….Now they [Boko Haram] have chased away the teachers. Their children have no future. —Teacher, Maiduguri, September 15, 2015 …
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Homeless, Landless, and Destitute The Plight of Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi Flood Victims List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Summary Map of Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam and  Nuanetsi Ranch,…
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Summary You are no longer in Nigeria. You are now in an Islamic kingdom. Here, women’s rights are respected, not like in Nigeria where women are made to work, farm, fetch water and firewood,…
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Summary On a sunny day in January 2010, in the small town of Kuru Karama, Plateau State, a Muslim mother watched helplessly as Christian men bludgeoned and hacked to…
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Troubled Water Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital Summary Failure to Provide Access to Potable Water…
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I. Summary Reforming Zimbabwe’s security sector is key to ensuring that the upcoming 2013 presidential and parliamentary elections are credible, free and fair. The elections could usher in…
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List of Acronyms AIPPA Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act AU African Union BAZ Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe CIO Central…
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Glossary Boko Haram: The name commonly used by Nigerian and foreign media to refer to the militant Islamic group. Boko in Hausa means “Western education” or…
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Summary Corruption is so pervasive in Nigeria that it has turned public service for many into a kind of criminal enterprise. Graft has fueled political violence…
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Perpetual Fear Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe Summary Methodology I. Background A History of Impunity Impunity in the Context of Elections II. Impunity and…
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“Everyone’s in on the Game” Corruption and Human Rights Abuses by the Nigeria Police Force Map of Nigeria Summary Recommendations Methodology Background Historical Overview “The Forty…
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Deliberate Chaos Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe Summary Methodology Human Rights in Marange Continuing Abuses: Forced Labor Private Firms and…
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Sleight of Hand Repression of the Media and the Illusion of Reform in Zimbabwe I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Power-Sharing Government of Zimbabwe To South African President Jacob Zuma and…