#Human Rights

  • Article: #AfricansUnite: Some of the Continent's Biggest Music Stars Are Putting on a Show Against Xenophobia in South Africa

    #AfricansUnite: Some of the Continent's Biggest Music Stars Are Putting on a Show Against Xenophobia in South Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Nov. 12, 2019

    It follows a spate of violent attacks targeting African immigrants. Read more

  • Article: Ghanaian Victims Are Being Urged to Speak Out After Sex-for-Grades Investigation

    Ghanaian Victims Are Being Urged to Speak Out After Sex-for-Grades Investigation

    From Voice of America|Nov. 4, 2019

    A BBC documentary exposed lecturers who prey on female students. Read more

  • Article: Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    From Voice of America|Nov. 4, 2019

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, and punishable with up to life in prison. Read more

  • Article: Malawi Police Officers Under Investigation for Sexually Harassing Female Protesters

    Malawi Police Officers Under Investigation for Sexually Harassing Female Protesters

    From Voice of America|Nov. 1, 2019

    Rights campaigners say they have evidence of sexual harassment, rape, and torture. Read more

  • Article: Over 250 Final Year Exam Students Evacuated After Violent Protests in South Africa

    Over 250 Final Year Exam Students Evacuated After Violent Protests in South Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 29, 2019

    Violence and conflict are a major obstacle in ensuring education access for every student. Read more

  • Article: Uganda’s Government Must Investigate Killing of LGBTQ+ Activist, Says Human Rights Watch

    Uganda’s Government Must Investigate Killing of LGBTQ+ Activist, Says Human Rights Watch

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 21, 2019

    The warning comes after a series of violent and fatal attacks on the country’s LGBTQ+ community. Read more

  • Article: Uganda Denies Plans to Impose Death Penalty for Gay Sex Amid Global Uproar

    Uganda Denies Plans to Impose Death Penalty for Gay Sex Amid Global Uproar

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 15, 2019

    A minister last Thursday said the government planned to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality bill. Read more

  • Article: Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Oct. 14, 2019

    The country would become the fifth in Africa to have such a severe punishment for homosexuality. Read more