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Human rights defender deported from Rwanda

In March, the head of a prominent regional human rights organisation Epimack Kwokwo was declared persona non grata and driven to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Read more

Journalist shot dead in Mogadishu as media violations also take place in Puntland, Somaliland

On 6th June, Sagal Salad Osman, a producer and presenter for state-owned Radio Mogadishu, was shot by unknown gunmen in Hodan district, Mogadishu. She later died of her injuries. Read more

Pre-election violence damages basic rights in Zambia

Pre-election tensions have led to political violence, a de-facto ban on protests and the closure of Zambia's main private newspaper. Read more

Civic space threatened as violence flares in South Sudan

Renewed fighting between government factions began on 7th July as activists fled their homes in fear of being targetted. Read more

Civil society organisations targetted through break-ins

Civic Space has worsened of late in Uganda as an LGBTI organisation was refused registration, the offices of three CSOs were broken into in the space of two months and to register an LGBTI the freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression were heavily restricted during the February 2016 election period. Read more

Environmental Rights Activist Killed

South Africa may be celebrating human rights month to commemorate the sacrifices made in the struggle for democracy, yet attacks on rights defenders point to a worrying trend for civil society. CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, calls on South Africa’s government to treat two recent incidents with utmost seriousness. Read more

Environmental Rights Activist Killed