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Malawi: 'Racist' German Faces Deportation After Calling His Worker 'A Monkey'
[News24Wire] A 46-year-old German national, who called his worker "a monkey" is reportedly facing deportation in Malawi.
South Africa: Coffin Assault Case Postponed
[News24Wire] The case against two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him was postponed in the Middelburg Regional Court on Thursday morning.
Nigeria: 'I Was Paid N4000 to Cut Off Woman's Head, Hands'
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A suspected ritualist, Taofik Adara, a.k.a Kie-Kie, arrested in Badagry on Sunday with human parts yesterday said he was paid N4000 to butcher the victim.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Rights Body Should Launch Commission of Inquiry Into Kasai Violence
[HRW] Geneva -Large-scale human rights violations have escalated in the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent months. Government security forces have committed brutal political repression against those who opposed President Joseph Kabila's stay in power beyond the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit on December 19, 2016. Meanwhile, violence between government forces and local militias intensified in many parts of the country, including in the Kasai region, Tanganyika, North Kivu, Kongo Central, and in t
Nigeria: Kaduna Schoolgirl Blinded By Teacher's Cane Seeks Justice
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Raliya Suleiman, a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School female student of Government Secondary School, Kachia, Kaduna State, was said to have been blinded in her right eye while being flogged by a teacher for coming to school late.
Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Judges Hand Bemba €300,000 Fine, Defense Lawyers Get Suspended Sentences
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba has been handed the heaviest penalty among the five individuals sentenced today for tampering with witnesses at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Judges also issued suspended sentences for Bemba's two former lawyers and also imposed monetary penalties on two of those convicted.
Angola: Moxico - State Secretary Defends Human Rights Education in Police Training
[ANGOP] Luena -The integration of the teaching of human rights in the training of new personnel of the National Police (NP), for a new approach of the matter by the corporation was on Wednesday in Luena city, eastern Moxico province, defended by the Secretary of State for Human Rights, António Bento Bembe.
Central African Republic: Armed Groups Using Schools
[HRW] Nairobi -Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Central African Republic: Central African Republic's Lost Generation
[HRW] Soldiers camping out in schools and breaking up desks for firewood is common in parts of the Central African Republic. According to a United Nations report from November, 20 percent of the country's schools are not operational, many because of misuse by armed groups. Some students were forced out of school four years ago, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels cut a bloody swath through the country and seized the capital. Thousands more children stopped going to school in the ensuing years, as Christian-anim
Zimbabwe: Court Upholds Police Ban On Anti-Govt Demonstration
[Financial Gazette] THE High Court yesterday upheld a police ban on the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) demonstration meant to press for electoral reforms.
Kenya: Kenyans Are Still Oppressed By Archaic Colonial Laws
[The Conversation Africa] It's been 54 years since Kenya got her independence and yet there are still a number of archaic, colonial and discriminatory laws on the statute books. From archival research I have done it's clear that these laws are used to exploit, frustrate and intimidate Kenyans by restricting their right to movement, association and the use of private property.
Central African Republic: UN Peacekeepers, Not Just Militants, Occupied Schools in CAR - Rights Group
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A fifth of schools across the country are closed, and one in three children are not in class, with displacement, a lack of teachers, and insecurity to blame
Kenya: Rights Group Wants Sonko Disciplined By Jubilee Over Albinos Slight
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) now wants the Jubilee Party to institute disciplinary action against Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko over derogatory remarks he made in a TV interview against albinos.
South Africa: When Is an Apology Not Acceptable in South Africa?
[Daily Maverick] In South Africa, countless examples of politicians behaving badly have taught us that in Mzansi you can do and say as you please just as long as you apologise - even half-heartedly - afterwards.
South Africa: Despite Violence, Eldorado Park Unites
[News24Wire] The mob justice killing of an Eldorado Park man accused of involvement in a young man's death has prompted locals to hold prayer vigils and meetings.