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Egypt crackdown continues

A prominent Egyptian activist, released on probation in March was arrested on Sunday, his family and a security source said, part of what government...

Ethnic crackdown accusations in Ethiopia

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A powerful party in Ethiopia's government accused authorities of arresting members of its ethnic group in a politically-driven crackdown - an unprecedented...

Crackdown in homosexuality in Tanzania

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The United States warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality,...

Pasta and petrol: smuggling crackdown in Tunisia

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Tunisian Zubair Abdel-Moula lost his work selling smuggled fuel on the streets of a poor southern town after government tightened controls with...

Crackdown coming in Uganda after MP killed

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country's police chief vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last...

Internet crackdown in Tanzania

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Tanzania briefly detained two musicians, including one of the country's most popular singers, after they posted video clips deemed obscene by authorities,...

Anti-insurgency crackdown sees Somali children abused – claim

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Somali children suspected of links to the Islamist insurgency are being held in adult jails where they are vulnerable to abuse and...

Kenya media, opposition crackdown criticised

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A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier, a bizarre error rights groups interpreted as another...

Cameroon escalates crackdown on Anglophone separatists

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Cameroon's government ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out...

Tanzania threatens crackdown on LGBT advocates

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Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as deregister all non-governmental organisations campaigning for gay rights. Homosexuality is a criminal...

Egyptian NGO crackdown raises alarm

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An Egyptian bill regulating non-government organisations (NGOs) is so restrictive it effectively bans human rights work and makes it harder for charities...

ISS: Extremism in Egypt – when countering terrorism becomes counter-productive

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Since the inception of the El-Sisi regime in Egypt, there has been an exponential increase in the number of terrorist incidents directed...

Syrian tank forces kill 25 in opposition hotbed Homs

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Syrian tank forces killed at least 25 people in a thrust into the opposition hotbed of Homs aimed at stemming growing armed...

Egypt’s army defends action in protest crackdown

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Egyptian generals defended the army's actions in cracking down on a Christian protest over a church attack that left 25 dead, denying...

Egypt’s Sinai security forces say plan crackdown

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Security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula say they are launching an operation to control those behind a series of attacks in the...

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