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3,000 former LRA abductees yet to receive resettlement packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of former Lord Resistance Army-LRA abductees in East Acholi and parts of Lango sub-region are yet to receive resettlement package from government. The abductees most of whom were granted amnesty nearly a decade ago were mandated to receive short term resettlement packages to …

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Tanzania backsliding on freedoms under Magufuli

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  President John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country approaches elections, global rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tanzania was backsliding under Magufuli, whose …

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Sudanese forces attacked protestors in hospital: Amnesty

Paris, France | AFP | Sudanese security forces stormed a hospital to pursue people seeking treating from gunshot wounds sustained during protests against President Omar al-Bashir, Amnesty International said Thursday. Soldiers fired live bullets and teargas as they entered the hospital late Wednesday in Omdurman, twin city of the capital …

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Amnesty calls on ICC to fully probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight …

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Amnesty launches drive to track impact of US strikes

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Amnesty International on Wednesday launched a crowdsourcing data project using satellite imagery to assess damage from US-led coalition air strikes last year on the Syrian city of Raqa. The rights group said it expects up to 5,000 digital activists to sign up for the month-long …

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Egypt rounds up 19 rights activists: Amnesty

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 19 lawyers and rights activists on Thursday, Amnesty International said, condemning what it called an “appalling setback”. The rights group called the arrests “an alarming escalation of a crackdown on human rights workers” in Egypt. “Today’s chilling wave of arrests… …

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Amnesty alarmed at number of protesters killed in Guinea

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Amnesty International voiced concern Wednesday at the number of protesters killed in Guinea — three in the last fortnight and 18 this year — urging the government to “take all necessary measures to ensure the situation does not spiral out of control”. “Over the past …

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