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Remembering Chad’s Idriss Deby

  21/04 | Click to expand Image Reed Brody meets Idriss Déby at his office in N'Djamena, Chad, 2004. © Private I met Chadian president Idriss (...)

Maldives Advances Media Freedom, But Long Way to Go

  21/04 | Click to expand Image Relatives of disappeared Maldivian journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla hold a silent protest during International Day (...)

ASEAN: Withdraw Invite to Myanmar Junta Leader

  21/04 | Click to expand Image State Administrative Council Chairman and Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing makes a televised (...)

Chad: Déby Leaves Legacy of Abuse

20/04 | Click to expand Image Recently deceased Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno seen here addressing the Climate Action Summit at the United (...)

Justice is Served for George Floyd, but US Police Reform Remains Urgent

20/04 | Click to expand Image A mural dedicated to George Floyd and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, (...)

US: Include Maternal Health in Climate Change Action

20/04 | Click to expand Image US President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders on tackling climate change on January 27, 2021 in (...)

Suspend Syria’s Rights Under Chemical Weapons Convention

20/04 | Click to expand Image A civil defense member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected (...)

Thailand: Free Unjustly Detained Democracy Activists

20/04 | Click to expand Image Pro-democracy activists Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, left, and Parit Chiwarak raise a three-fingers salute as (...)

App-Based Jobs Emerge as Battleground for Workplace Safety in Georgia

20/04 | Click to expand Image Bolt Food couriers protest in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 24, 2021 © Shota Kincha/OC Media The Covid-19 pandemic (...)

Mali: Killings, ‘Disappearances’ in Military Operations

20/04 | Click to expand Image A member of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) patrols a road in central Mali, February 2020. © 2020 Michele (...)

China: Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang

19/04 | Click to expand Image A Chinese police officer guards the road near a “reeducation” camp in Yining, Xinjiang, September 4, 2018. © 2018 (...)

Russia: Ban Sought on Groups Linked to Navalny

19/04 | Click to expand Image Police officers outside the Moscow City Court building. February 02, 2021. Russia, Moscow. © 2021 Emin (...)

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South Africa: LGBTQIA+ People in South Africa 'Are Under Siege'

  22/04 | [New Frame] Murders of queer people in and around Durban recently again highlight their daily struggle to survive, let alone find (...)

South Africa: Green Paper On Marriages Approved for Public Consultation

  22/04 | [] Cabinet has approved the publication of the Green Paper on Marriages for public consultation.

Namibia: Of Same-Sex Domestic Relationships

  22/04 | [New Era] The Combating of Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003 of Namibia is in direct contradiction to the supreme law of the country, the (...)

Nigeria: House Probes Exxonmobil, Others Over Alleged Unfair Treatment of Indigenous (...)

  22/04 | [This Day] The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday mandated its Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, (...)

Zimbabwe: Jailed Opposition MP Mamombe Unwell, Rushed to Hospital

  22/04 | [New Zimbabwe] Incarcerated Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe is reported to have fallen ill at the Chikurubi Female Prison where she has (...)

Southern Africa: Escalating Conflict in Northern Mozambique Pushes Thousands Into Hunger and (...)

  22/04 | [WFP] Pemba, Cabo Delgado -- Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province is in the grips of a spiralling crisis as thousands of people flee (...)
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