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HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

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Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The group...
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More than 50 prisoners starve to death in east Congo prison

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Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United...
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HRW: Murky arrest of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero an ‘enforced disappearance’

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Human Rights Watch said on Friday that the shadowy arrest of the hero of the “Hotel Rwanda” film amounted to an “enforced disappearance”, demanding a...
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Diplomats warn Zimbabwe against using coronavirus to restrict citizen rights

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling party has dismissed as “rubbish” a statement by Western diplomats warning Zimbabwe’s government not to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a...
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Burundi jails members of notorious ruling party youth wing

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A judge in Burundi has jailed more than a dozen police officers, local officials and members of the ruling party’s violent youth wing after finding...
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Abductions, Censorship and Layoffs: Pakistani Critics Are Under Siege

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When Prime Minister Imran Khan boasted last year that Pakistan had one of the “freest presses in the world,” journalists were quick to object, saying...