Geneva, Switzerland// — UN-appointed rights investigators announced on Thursday that they’ve launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.
General Service Unit officers, part of Kenya’s police service, stop a commercial vehicle at a checkpoint. Tony Karumba//AFP via Getty Images Gedion Onyango, University of Nairobi A first-time driver on Kenyan roads is likely to think that commercial and passenger service vehicles are highly regulated. Drivers are frequently stopped by police officers, who are ubiquitous […]
Family members wash away blood at the scene of a shooting in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where seven people were shot dead in May. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images Gail Super, University of Toronto South Africa’s history of discrimination, racial segregation and extralegal violence has influenced patterns of violence today. Colonial and apartheid governments ruled through violence and […]
London, United Kingdom, June 12, 2022/ — Amnesty International has asked Algerian authorities as a matter of urgency to immediately and unconditionally release, and drop all charges against, three members of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light, who were arrested earlier this week solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of religion.
South Africa’s president says he’s “deeply disturbed” at the abuse of foreign nationals working in the country. It is a particular problem in the township of Alexandra, which was at the centre of xenophobic riots in 2008. Some immigrants there have told the BBC they now live in fear.
The Government of the Republic of The Gambia has officially received the Commonwealth Observer Group report for the 2021 Gambia Presidential Election from a team deployed by the Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC.
For the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday.