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Swaziland under fire at the African Commission

29 October 2013

The government of Swaziland and the country’s absolutist monarchical system has once again come under fire at the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul....

Boost for better governance of extractive sector

23 October 2013

Few people may have noticed but a potentially game-changing decision was taken on Tuesday in the Tanzanian town of Arusha by the Southern African Development Community-Parliamentary Forum...

Angola in denial about impact of drought

22 October 2013

The Guardian: The Angolan government has been accused of being in denial over a...

Impact of tax abuses on poverty and human rights

17 October 2013

The tax practices of multinational enterprises and wealthy individuals are being increasingly questioned and scrutinised. Tax havens and bank secrecy are under attack. Tax abuses are in the media spotlight and on the international political agenda. But why are tax abuses becoming so...

OSISA launches ground-breaking Power Up initiative

15 October 2013

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has launched PowerUP! - a ground-breaking initiative designed to invest in emerging young women leaders in southern Africa through coaching and mentorship support.

Fifteen young women leaders will be selected from across...

Bail application in Zambia case must proceed

14 October 2013

The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) have expressed their deep concern at the Zambia High...

ICC is critical tool for combating rape and sexual violence

11 October 2013

In a letter released yesterday, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict - including 7 Nobel peace laureates - called on members of the African Union (AU) to back the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a critical tool for combating rape and...

African groups call for states to back ICC

09 October 2013

130 groups from across Africa have called on African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC)  to affirm their...

Calls for Zambia to pass Access to Information bill

09 October 2013

The recent regional Access to Information (ATI) conference in Lusaka started with the Zambian Permanent Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Services, Emmanuel Mwamba speaking candidly about the need to empower citizens by embracing ATI.


Revolution in pre-trial detention laws in Mozambique

07 October 2013

Following a campaign by the Human Rights League (Liga), the Constitutional Council in Mozambique has declared that four aspects of the criminal procedural code relating to pre-trial detention were unconstitutional.

Mozambique’s Constitution has provisions protecting persons in the...

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