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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Human Rights category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Human Rights articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. Longer, analytical article. Khama must address human rights in SADC – Amnesty
Author: Africa News Date Written: 17 August 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: The Zimbabwean
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.thezimbabwean.co/
Key Words: SADC, Angola, Lesotho , Human Rights, Kama

Summary & Comment: "Botswana’s President Ian Khama should use his tenure and leadership position as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to prioritise finding solutions to the human rights crisis in the region, said Amnesty International...e.g. the ongoing suppression of dissent in Angola and the killing and torture of police and sold . . . [expand]
2. Swaziland: Unfair Trial, Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Impropriety
Author: International Commission of Jurists Date Written: 30 July 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: International Commission of Jurists
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://www.icj.org/
Key Words: Swaziland, courts, illegal procedures; King Swati

Summary & Comment: Although being released by the Supreme Court part way through their 2 year sentences for `contempt of court', Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko’s whole legal procedure was improper in every way, according to the ICJ. There have been many judicial cases like this; the monarch King Swati keeps hold on all powers in one way or another. Protests b . . . [expand]
3. Longer, analytical article. Africa, Race, and World Order
Author: Wm MInter. ed. Date Written: 25 May 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: AfricaFocus Bulletin
Secondary Category: Culture Source URL: http://www.africafocus.org/
Key Words: Race, inequality, human rights,

Summary & Comment: Editor’s Note "The failure to acknowledge race as a fundamental feature of today’s unequal world order remains a striking weakness... Current global and national socioeconomic hierarchies are not mere residues of a bygone era of primitive accumulation. Just as it should be inconceivable to address the past, present, and future of American soc . . . [expand]
4. Longer, analytical article. South Africa: STOP THE KILLINGS in Glebelands
Author: Staff Writer Date Written: 4 May 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: Right 2 Know
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.r2k.org.za
Key Words: South Africans, Glebelands, residents, hostel dwellers

Summary & Comment: The Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, Durban, once a centre of conflict in the 1980’s with Inkatha is now home to about 22 000 rural migrants, mostly men. It is an African National Congress and South African Communists Party stronghold, but a murderous conflict between two ANC opponents is all-consuming, one supporting ANC ward 76 councillor Robert Mzob . . . [expand]
5. Against the genocide of Mozambicans in South Africa
Author: Mia Couto Date Written: 17 April 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: Blog on` Books Live’
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2015/04/20/
Key Words: Mozambique, South Africa, xenophobia, genocide.

Summary & Comment: Open Letter from the award-winning author Mia Couto of Mozambique to President Jacob Zuma. Couto reminds Zuma how well South Africans were cared for in Mozambique during the struggle against apartheid. He cannot imagine that Mozambicans are being treated so badly in S Africa that it feels like Xenophobia is growing into Genocide. He points out tha . . . [expand]
6. State of human rights in East and the Horn of Africa
Author: H. Shire, director Date Written: 4 April 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://pambazuka.org
Key Words: Human Rights, East and Horn of Africa, HR Defenders

Summary & Comment: This program has gone from strength to strength, since its launch 3 or 4 years ago.."The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders... The past year has been marked in most countries by renewed government clampdowns on fundamental human rights, and the targeting through various means of human rights defenders working on the front lines of huma . . . [expand]
7. Longer, analytical article. South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Statement to the Human Rights Comm
Author: Jai Sen Date Written: 26 February 2015
Primary Category: Human Rights Document Origin: Abahlali baseMjondolo Statement
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.abahlali.org
Key Words: South Africa, Abahlali, human rights, dignity, land

Summary & Comment: working title: Worlds in movement, worlds of movement: South Africa in movement... Statement to be amazingly cool, and detached, given what they have been through / go through, and given what they have said here; almost coldly so, reflecting a deep but controlled anger, not only in its analysis but also in its depiction of the harsh realities under . . . [expand]

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