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(Johannesburg) –The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should use the opportunity of its 25th anniversary to reaffirm its commitment to improve respect for human rights among its member states, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of state of…
Billboard advertising the 2016 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Mbabane, Swaziland.
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(Johannesburg) – Angolan prosecutors should drop charges against two journalists accused of insulting the state and allow them to do their jobs without interference, Human Rights Watch said today. Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anticorruption…
Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais sits in court in Luanda, Angola on May 28, 2015.
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(Johannesburg) – The Angolan government must allow protesters to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today, ahead of a planned demonstration in Luanda for a woman’s right…
A general view of Luanda, Angola, where organizers are planning a demonstration for women’s right to have an abortion on March 18, 2017.
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Update: On January 23, Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos signed the new media law that limits freedom of expression, despite opposition from the Journalists Union and other groups. The union said it would challenge the law before the…
Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos gives an interview to the media
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(Nairobi) – Burundi has taken a major step backward by officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. Other African ICC members should distance themselves from Burundi’s withdrawal and affirm their support for…
Residents outside their houses in Nyakabiga, in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, look at the body of a man shot dead on December 11, 2015.
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(Johannesburg) – Several Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries narrowed the political space for voices critical of the government in the past year, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
 “Opposition parties…
Protesters in London, stand at Piccadilly Circus calling for the release of 15 political prisoners in Angola, October 17, 2015.
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(Banjul) – The Angolan government should promptly release 15 rights activists arrested in June 2015, for meeting to discuss books on peaceful resistance, and drop the charges against them, seven national and international human rights groups said today.…