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Angola's dire human rights situation

19 February 2014

Anyone who cast even a cursory eye over Angola in 2013 would have realised that very little was going right for the vast majority of the population. True – the economy was continuing to roar ahead fuelled by billions and billions of barrels of oil and parts of Luanda were being transformed...

Great new website on women and extractives in Africa

10 February 2014

If you are remotely interested in women and the extractive industries in Africa then you should take a look at the newly-launched website of WoMin – African Women Unite...

Botswana must give HIV drugs to non-citizen prisoners

07 February 2014

The Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV (BONELA) and two prisoners have filed a case in the Botswana High Court seeking an order mandating the government to provide non-citizen prisoners with life-saving HIV treatment.

Currently, Botswana...

Into the Shadows

06 February 2014

The broader definition of a minority in the social sciences refers to a sociological category within a demographic, rather than it’s popular mis-association with a numerical, statistical minority. The differentiation can be based on one or more observable human characteristics, including ethnicity, race, gender,...

Nobel nod for UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

06 February 2014

The world is slowly waking up to what indigenous peoples have known for some time – that Professor James Anaya has made a huge impact as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indeed, he has just received a remarkable accolade – ...

No investigation of corrupt Russia-Angola debt deal

05 February 2014

So it’s over. There will be no further investigation – let alone prosecution – in Switzerland of the individuals and companies involved in a massive and extremely dodgy Russian-Angolan debt deal.

The news that activists in Angola and Britain had been fearing came on Monday when the...

Right to know one step closer in Malawi

03 February 2014

Malawians are a big step closer to being able to exercise their right to know – after the Cabinet finally adopted an Access to Information (ATI) policy. This removes the last major hurdle to the enactment of a much-needed – and much delayed – ATI law.

Parliament still needs to...

Outcry after Zambia approves mining in national park

28 January 2014

By Kabanda Chulu, The POST - The Southern Africa...

SALC challenges SA police appeal to Constitutional Court

22 January 2014

SAPS appealing Supreme Court ruling in Zim torture case

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) - through Lawyers for Human Rights - are challenging the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) application...

Film about homosexuality in Malawi goes to LA

16 January 2014

When Mwizalero Nyirenda decided to make a film about homosexuality, he hoped that it would spark a more open and positive debate about the issue in Malawi. And it did – acting as the catalyst for a much more objective debate about the controversial topic.

But his short documentary -...

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