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Drop Case Against ‘Samussuku’ Tshikonde for Insulting President

Click to expand Image Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku”…
Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde. @2018 Private

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

Little Progress as Regional Body Marks 25th Anniversary

(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.

Drop Case against Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco

(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.

Planned Protest for Abortion Rights

(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.

President Should Return Measure to Parliament for Revision

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

Several Member Countries Falling Behind on Protections, Quality of Life

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Billboard advertising the 2016 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Mbabane, Swaziland.

Opposition Politicians, Journalists, Activists Face Increased Threats

(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.