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Human Rights Committee grills Justice Minister Otafiire

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj. Gen Kahinda Otafiire has admitted several things can go wrong in times of heightened political activity, but said there was no intentional violations of civil rights by government. Otafiire on Tuesday faced the Uganda parliament’s Human Rights Committee chaired by Mitooma Woman MP Jovah Kamateeka and was …

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South Sudan hunts activists after UN Security Council visit

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Civil society activists who met with UN Security Council diplomats during last week’s visit to South Sudan are fleeing a government crackdown, groups said Friday. Around a dozen activists met with the UN delegation when it visited South Sudan to push for peace after an …

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Shock video shows black motorist shot dead by US police

Saint Paul, United States | AFP | A black motorist was shot at close range and seen bleeding to death in a distressingly graphic video viewed online by two million people Thursday, the second case of racism-tinged police violence to rock America in as many days. A four-year-old girl witnessed …

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Habre, African leaders and justice

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in jail Monday for war crimes and crimes against humanity, an unprecedented conviction seen as a warning to repressive rulers worldwide. The verdict brings long-awaited closure for relatives of the up to …

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