albinisms Development Human Rights 

Malawi Group to commemorate International Albinism Awareness Day

The Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) will on June 13, join the international community in commemorating International Albinism Awareness Day at Nkolimbo ground in Ntcheu district. Overstone Kondowe, who is the president of APAM told Malawi News Agency (MANA) that this is the third year the association will commemorate the day, on which the world seeks to address challenges that people with albinism face. Please follow and like us:

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment

  1,032 executions worldwide in 2016, down 37% from 2015 (1,634) ·         Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan join China as world’s top five executioners ·         USA not among top five for first time since 2006, with lowest number of executions since 1991 ·         Botswana is one of just four countries in the world to resume executions in 2016; along with Nigeria, the State of Palestine and Belarus ·         Deprose Muchena, Southern Africa director warns “Botswana’s step backward must not be replicated elsewhere in the region.” China’s horrifying use of…

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Nigerian Police Human Rights World 

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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AU and technology Human Rights Technology 

AU Commission appoints High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies ‎

Johannesburg, December 18th, 2016 –  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), HE Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has made a landmark decision by appointing ten (10) eminent experts from various fields to serve on the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies (APET). The High Level-APET has been constituted in recognition of the need to harness both existing and emerging technologies for the economic development of Africa. Please follow and like us:

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Human Rights South Africa 

SONKE STUDY REVEALS ALARMING LEVELS OF MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Results just released from a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice with 2600 men in Diepsloot, a peri-urban settlement north of Johannesburg,  reveal some of the highest levels of men’s violence against women ever recorded in South Africa[1]. These levels of violence represent a state of emergency for women in Diepsloot. Our study shows that this violence is caused by multiple factors. Most important amongst these are inequitable and harmful gender norms that grant men a sense of permission to use violence against women. This…

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