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Cape Town News

Peace conference called off following Dalai Lama ban.

A conference in Johannesburg on peace, xenophobia and sport involving Nobel peace laureates and other personalities has been postponed indefinitely after the South African government refused to grant...
Nairobi News

Letter from Nairobi: police killings spark public outrage.

Kenyans are waiting with baited breath this week to see whether the beleaguered attorney general (AG) Amos Wako and police commissioner Hussein Ali will give in to pressure and step aside following a...
Nairobi News

Kenya police condemned by UN for killings and brutality.

The United Nations rapporteur for extrajudicial killings Philip Alston has called for the dismissal of police commissioner Ali Hussein after investigations uncovered
Nairobi News

Kenya to implement Waki report.

The cabinet is backing a controversial recommendation to prosecute those responsible for the post-election violence in January and February 2008. In its final report the inquiry into the unrest headed...
Cairo News

Court rules in favour of Al-Qursaya residents.

Residents of the island of Al-Qursaya in central Cairo can breathe a sigh of relief after the city
Accra News

Pan-African human rights conference.

A three-day conference on human rights will open in Accra on 21 November under the title
Arusha News

Rwanda tribunal mandate extended.

The mandate of the United Nations-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha has been extended by a year until the end of 2009 for trials of first instance and by two years unt...
Cape Town News

South African Pillay nominated UN commissioner.

South African judge Navanethem Pillay has been nominated as the new United Nations (UN) commissioner for human rights. She will replace Louise Arbour of Canada, who stepped down earlier this year afte...
Cairo News

Egypt human rights criticised.

Egypt has been strongly criticised by Amnesty International in its 2008 state of the world
Cairo News

Egypt extends emergency law.

Parliament has voted to extend emergency law by two years until June 2010 pending the formulation of new anti-terrorism legislation. Emergency law has been in force in Egypt since the assassination o...
Addis Ababa News

Mengistu sentenced to death.

Former Marxist dictator Mengistu Hiale Mairiam has been sentenced to death in absentia by Ethiopia
Cape Town News

Labour rights for South Africa's illegal immigrants.

A court in South Africa has ruled that illegal immigrants have the same labour rights as other workers, the Johannesburg-based
Cape Town News

Human Rights Day.

21 March is human rights day in South Africa, a national holiday created after the end of white minority rule in 1994 to remind people of their rights and ensure that the kind of abuses perpetrated un...
Accra News

Accra

The employment of people to dispose of human excrement from bucket latrines in pans carried on their heads may soon be a thing of the past in Accra if a case brought against the city council is succes...
Accra News

Ghana gets new chief justice.

President John Kufuor has nominated Georgina Theodora Wood to be the next chief justice. She replaces Francois Yaonansu Kpegah, who had been acting chief justice since the death of former chief justic...
Maputo News

Maputo killings under investigation.

Investigations are underway into recent death squad killings, allegedly by members of the police, at a football field in the Costa do Sol district of Maputo. The local daily
Addis Ababa News

25 acquitted in treason trial.

Twenty-five journalists arrested following protests by the opposition against the re-election of Meles Zenawi
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