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RE: Challenges to Implementation of GCM Objectives #4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21 in Cameroon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, December 2018 – June 2021

I. Introduction The UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in December 2018 by the vote of 152 states, over a quarter of which are African states, marked a significant milestone in global…
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Government Should Restore Internet, Respect Protesters’ Rights

This was meant to be Niger’s first peaceful and democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. But contested results and disruptions to internet access now threaten this process. Local media sources in Niger and members of the internet…
Election officials count votes by flashlight inside a school used as a polling station during elections in Niamey, Niger, Sunday, March 20, 2016.
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President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
 
 Islamic Republic of Mauritania
 
 Nouakchott, Mauritania
 
 Re: Women’s Rights and Gender-based Violence
 
 Dear President Ould Ghazouani, 
 
 Human Rights Watch is an…
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Opposition Figures Held for a Week; Internet Blocked

(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities detained for a week without charge at least three pro-opposition public figures apparently as part of efforts to smother dissent over the outcome of a June 22 presidential election, Human Rights Watch said today.…
Mauritanian journalist Seidi Moussa Camara © Private