Human Rights

A coded letter to President Jonathan (The Nation (Nigeria))

Love gletter in a time of angst Dear President Goodluck Jonathan, it is my guess that you receive dozens of unsolicited letters daily by virtue of your position. Letters from the high and low open, closed and coded and de-coded the sensible and many, sheer effusions from disturbed minds. You cannot possibly read them all […]

Human Rights

Syrian government behind new spate of barrel bomb attacks, says Human Rights Watch (GlobalPost)

The Syrian government has killed or injured thousands of people over the past year with indiscriminate attacks from the air, including the use of barrel bombs, according to Human Rights Watch. The New York-based rights group used witness statements, satellite imagery and video evidence to document hundreds of attack in Aleppo province in the north […]

Human Rights

Amnesty International – 'Unprecedented' Impact of Conflict On African Citizens' Lives and Rights [interview]

Amnesty International’s annual report says conflict and insecurity have afflicted the lives of countless people across Africa. DW spoke to Amnesty’s Africa Director for Research and Advocacy Netsanet Belay. DW: The 2014/2015 State of World Human Rights report calls the global response to human rights shameful and ineffective but it also refers to the remarkable […]

Human Rights

Amnesty International Gives Michael Sata a Final Grade

Human Rights watchdog Amnesty International held press conference in Johannesburg today to unveil its 2014/2015 annual report, and the news for Zambia is not very positive. The NGO announced that its report had found that hundreds of people across the Southern Africa region who dared to challenge their governments or demand accountability have either been […]

Human Rights

Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets (Al Jazeera)

Numerous politicised spy requests sent to Pretoria, seeking information on ‘rogue NGOs’, politicians and exile groups. Secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera reveal a routine practice among intelligence agencies to seek the cooperation of their peers in other countries to curb political dissent. The Spy Cables reveal a torrent of politicised requests to South Africa’s […]

Human Rights

Tribal Rights Lawyer Condemns Conservation's Devastating Impact On Tribal Peoples [press release]

British barrister Gordon Bennett and others will host a press conference on February 26, 2015, in Johannesburg. © Survival International British human rights lawyer Gordon Bennett, a Bushman spokesperson and a Survival International campaigner will host a press conference in Johannesburg to expose the persecution of tribal peoples in the name of “conservation.” Date: Thursday, […]