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Diplomatic test in Egypt for French president

When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list...

Egypt launches human rights committee

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Egypt is forming a committee tasked with responding to censure of its human rights record - but critics say it will do...

US on Tanzania human rights and civil liberties restrictions

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The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of...

Human rights in Morocco deteriorate

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Morocco's most influential rights group AMDH deplored what it said was a surge in political and arbitrary detentions of human rights campaigners,...

Egyptian human rights lawyer “forcibly disappeared”

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An international rights group accused Egyptian authorities of "forcibly disappearing" a prominent human rights lawyer due to be released from prison last...

Egypt systematically targets rights activists – UN

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Seventeen UN human rights experts criticised Egypt for its use of anti-terrorism laws to detain activists fighting for women's rights and against...

Eritrea human rights record a concern – US diplomat

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The top US diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said concerns over Eritrea's human rights record hindered...

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – UN

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Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by government, hampering coverage of the...

Kenya suspends action against rights groups

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The Kenyan government ordered the suspension of moves to shut down two rights groups who raised concerns over last week's election, hours...

Kenya government says it will close human rights organisations

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The Kenyan government is trying to shut down a rights group and a pro-democracy organisation who raised queries over last week's disputed...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...