In a twist of events Nkurunziza who scrapped term limits in 2018 opted not to run. However, the ruling party candidate has now won Presidential election.
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HRW has asked Uganda’s Public Prosecutions Director to release of homeless youth arrested on grounds of breaking COVID-19 lockdown laws.
Ibrahimo Abu Mbaruco is a Mozambican journalist missing since April 7, 2020. HRW urges government to investigate his disappearance, security forces’ role.
The Chair of the EED says pro-democracy protests in countries like Algeria, Lebanon are a powerful message to Europe in a time of moral crisis.
Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean pro-democracy campaigner who got missing five years ago. His wife, Sheffra Dzamara, has appealed for Mnangagwa’s help.
At least 10 members of Zimbawe’s leading opposition party arrested Saturdary to appear in court Monday March 3, facing charges of promoting public violence.
Journalist Erick Kabendera, who was jailed last year after he criticized President Magufuli. A judge has ordered his release
The push for democracy during the Arab Spring failed in Egypt. This was ultimately because of the groundwork laid down by the Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
In complicity with armed ethnic Fulani, Government forces massacred several villagers in an Anglophone village in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch reports.
Zimbabwe’s economy has not improved since President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power following a coup. The opposition has launched renewed protests.