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The Egyptian authorities must immediately put an end to the torture of critically ill detainee Aisha el-Shater, said Amnesty International. Following her arrest in November 2018, sources told Amnesty International that Aisha was subjected to severe beating, electric shocks and enforced disappearance. Her predicament did not end when the authorities ordered her transfer to al-Qanater […]

  An exhibition on Walter Sisulu, with an animated Virtual Reality experience based on the sound recordings of the Rivonia Trial (1963 – 1964) will open at the Apartheid Museum on Friday 22 November 2019 at 19h00 and will run until the end of March 2020. This is the first Virtual Reality exhibition to be […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially open the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children (16 Days Campaign) on Monday 25 November 2019. This year’s campaign is themed “Enough is Enough: 365 days to end Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF)” and the launch will take place in Lephalale Local Municipality, Waterberg […]

By Lungelo Ndhlovu FILABUSI, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under the blazing sun, a group of men use picks and shovels to dig up a bushy patch of land outside Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, stopping every few seconds to scan the soil for signs of gold. The 13 men, led by one carrying a […]

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald’s and Walgreens, her sister said. She never completed that […]

  By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Country rapper Lil Nas X on Wednesday became the first openly gay rap artist to be nominated in top categories at the Grammy Awards, the highest honours in the music industry. The 20-year-old rapper, who came out as gay in June, scored nods […]

  MADRID, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Two men serving 15-year jail sentences for gang-raping a teenager at a bull-running festival in Spain in 2016 have been handed further prison sentences for filming the assault. The court in Navarra said that the two men were sentenced to three years and three months in prison for recording […]

A demonstrator holds a Wiphala flag in front of soldiers blocking a street in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, on Friday, November 15, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko (New York) – Bolivian authorities should repeal a November 15, 2019 decree granting the military overly broad discretion to use force, and stop harassing independent journalists and government opponents, Human […]

With New Mandate, UN Forces Should Focus on Protection, Justice Show More Services Print EXPAND An internally displaced camp for Peuhl in Sibut, Kemo province, Central African Republic, where survivors of the Amo attack were living in October 2019.  © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Nairobi) – The peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, whose mandate […]

Police vehicles are seen in central Cairo as protesters gather shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 21, 2019.  © Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities have carried out arrests, house raids, interrogations, and travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism, Human Rights Watch said […]

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