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Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last week

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Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence,...
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Top Ugandan rights lawyer arrested

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Nicholas Opiyo, a human rights lawyer and founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a Ugandan-based rights organisation, has been held by the police since Tuesday. Since...
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Cameroon seeks justice for massacre in Ntumbaw as trial kicks off

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The trial of three soldiers accused of orchestrating a massacre — murdering 13 civilians including 10 children in Ntumbaw village, Cameroon in mid-February kicked off...
African News

UN envoy calls for investigation into electoral violence in Ghana

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The United Nations (UN) has called on Ghanaian authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence recorded during the December 7 polls. The UN further charged...
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DRC ratifies protocol establishing African Union rights court

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on...
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President Macron faces Egyptian human rights quandary as Abdel Fattah al-Sisi heads to France

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi begins on Monday a visit to France to underscore close ties, but with a renewed crackdown on political dissent at...

Egyptian rights group head hopes release will help other prisoners

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The head of a leading Egyptian human rights group who was held for two weeks on terrorism charges said Saturday he hoped the campaign to...

WHO advocates right of women, girls to stop new HIV infections

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, says the rights of women and girls, and gender equality, must be the focus...