Tom Thabane Lesotho Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Call for New Prime Minister Tom Thabane in Lesotho to Comply With Human Rights Obligations

GREENBAY, WI (AGV): – Peace body has called on the new Lesotho government to comply with the country’s international and regional human rights obligations and commitments. It says the mountain kingdom must end the practice of arbitrary arrests, politically motivated prosecutions and take effective measures to end the practice of torture and other ill-treatments. New Prime Minister Tom Thabane will begin his duties on Saturday after being inaugurated following the defeat of former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisidi in this month’s polls. Please follow and like us:

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Lesotho Getaways Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Lesotho: End culture of impunity to reverse recent spike in human rights violations

 Lesotho’s newly elected government must act swiftly to ensure accountability for past human rights violations and end the spike in abuses recorded in recent years, Amnesty International said today.   The organization is releasing a human rights agenda today for the new government ahead of the inauguration of the incoming Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, on 16 June. Please follow and like us:

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100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Please follow and like us:

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

 Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.   “What we are witnessing today is a full-frontal assault by governments, armed groups, corporations and others with power on the very right to defend human rights. Human rights defenders bear the brunt of this global attack,” said Salil Shetty, the Secretary General…

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Lesotho Chieftainship Case Goes to the African Commission

Lesotho9 September 2014, Maseru–Today, Senate Masupha, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Lesotho) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) challenging a law providing for male-only succession to chieftainship in Lesotho.

Masupha, the first born child of a chief, is challenging section 10 of the Chieftainship Act, which denies daughters the ability to succeed to the office of chief solely on the basis of their gender. She challenged the law in the Lesotho Constitutional Court and Court of Appeal arguing that denying her the ability to succeed to chieftainship solely because she is a woman violated her constitutional rights.

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Zimbabwe tops Africa’s literacy rate as Malawi trails at position 28

Robert Mugabe

 BLANTYREMalawi has been ranked 28 on the literacy rate record in Africa whereas Zimbabwe has for the third consecutive time been ranked at the apex of the list, the latest list by the African Economist Magazine reveals.

Malawi is on position 28 with 62.7 percent, 30 percent behind Zimbabwe which has 90.7 percent.

Education activists in the country have attributed the downfall to lack of qualified teachers and teaching and learning resources in most of the schools in the country.

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African Commission condemns coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV

Namibia Force SterilizationJohannesburg, November 7 – In a landmark pronouncement for women’s rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has condemned the coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV as a blatant violation of their fundamental rights, which are guaranteed under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. 

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