Human Rights

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world.A directive to shut the Dadaab camp and forcibly repatriate about 260,000 Somali refugees living there was issued last year.The deadline for its closure had been extended until May, but a high…

The Price of Human rights defenders in Ethiopia

Written by Tuesday, 07 February 2017 21:37
Journalist Elias Gebru and Columnist Ananya Sorry were seen in chain during their trial in Cort. Both were jailed following the six months state of emergency. Their crime was only speaking their mind. 
A Victoria Falls resident Solani Ngwenya, will spend the next year behind bars after he was caught helping illegal immigrants to travel through Zimbabwe to a neighbouring country. Ngwenya is allegedly well-known in the town after he helped six border jumpers to enter the country last month. Ngwenya (34) and…
Ethiopia received a downward trend arrow due to the security forces’ disproportionate and often violent response to massive, primarily peaceful antigovernment protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, as well as an emergency declaration in October that gave the military sweeping powers to crack down on freedoms of expression and…

Ethiopia: Zone 9

Written by Sunday, 29 January 2017 19:06
At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region were being blocked by the Ethiopian government. Among the more alarming findings…


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