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Zambia: Police Fire Teargas At Protesting Unza Students
[Zambia Reports]Police have fired teargas at University of Zambia (UNZA) students to disperse thousands that have converged on Great East Road to protest the removal of subsidies on mealie meal and fuel by President Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front government.
Nigeria: Boko Haram Members May Face War Crimes - UN
[Daily Trust]Members of Boko Haram and other extremist groups in Nigeria could face war crimes charges for deliberate acts leading to ethnic and religious cleansing, the UN has said.
Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Extradited From Norway to Stay in Custody
[Hirondelle]Arusha -A Rwandan court on Wednesday granted a prosecutor's request to keep in custody a genocide suspect extradited from Norway.
Zambia: CDDR Denounces Mass Arrests of Civil Society Members and Students in Zambia
[CDDR]The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) is demanding that the Patriotic Front-led Government of Zambia halt its unlawful arrests of citizens for exercising their constitutional rights by participating in protests.
Egypt: Fears of Spurious Charges in Trial of Another Opposition Activist
[AI London]There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious and in retaliation for his activism, Amnesty International said as his appeal hearing is due to resume.
South Africa: Prof Karabus Thanks South Africa
[SA Info]Professor Cyril Karabus, who arrived at Cape Town International Airport on Friday following eight months' detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of which he was finally acquitted, thanked South Africa for its support during his ordeal.
Liberia: Bong Attorney Orders Journalists Detained
[New Dawn]Two Liberian journalists, along with their foreign trainer and local driver were ordered arrested and detained for several hours by Bong County Attorney Cornelius Wyenna, who doubles as the county's Chairman on Joint Security.
South Africa: Activists Worldwide Target Homophobia in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa
[AI London]In Jamaica, some men are labelled as criminals just for expressing their love.
South Africa: Cape Town's Asylum Seekers Struggle to Get Documented
[IRIN]Cape Town -When Jean Baptiste*, a medical student from Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), arrived in South Africa in September 2012, he headed straight for Cape Town, where he knew he would be able to stay with his brother. No one at the border told him that it was no longer possible to apply for asylum in Cape Town.
Africa: U.S. Policy Spotlights the Human Right of Religious Freedom
[State Department]Washington -Among U.S. values, religious freedom is prominent, and it is a human right the United States vigilantly protects at home and spotlights in its foreign policy.
Cameroon: Letter to the Prosecutor General of the Central Appeals Court
[HRW]M. Jean-Claude Robert FOE
Congo-Kinshasa: U.S. Legislation Address Child Abduction in the DR-Congo
[U.S. House]Washington, DC -Legislation on parental abduction of U.S. children overseas, human rights issues in Vietnam and the crisis in the Congo was passed at the first bill mark-up of the 113th Congress by the House panel that oversees human rights chaired by Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04).
Africa: African Groups Call for Justice At AU Summit
[HRW]Johannesburg -Civil society groups from more than 30 African countries called on African Union (AU) member countries to ensure that the AU promotes justice for grave international crimes, in a letter to the foreign ministers of African Union member states which was made public by the groups today.
Zimbabwe: Trevor Ncube Deplores Media Repression
[Zimbabwe Independent]ALPHA Media Holdings chairman Trevor Ncube has deplored the continuing state of media repression and restrictions in Zimbabwe, saying this is inimical to the free flow of information and sharing of vibrant ideas necessary to drive forward development in the country.
West Africa: Concerns About Growing Acts of Intolerance Against Journalists, Media in Liberia