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Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga warned young people in the country on Thursday that the government will block all higher education scholarships from LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations. In his statement, Chimwenga denounced LGBTQ+ organizations’ scholarships as “unlawful” and a move by “foreign interests” to recruit less privileged students into “lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual activities.” He went [...]

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Police in Haiti fired tear gas at protestors on Monday as demonstrations against Prime Minister Ariel Henry continue to rage on in the nation’s Capital, Port-Au-Prince. The protests were conducted to criticize Ariel Henry’s lack of action to curb gang violence. According to an HRW report, the cycle of violence began after the assassination of [...]

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Starlet Wahu (26 years), Rita Waeni (20 years), Harriet Moraa (age unknown), Nelvine Museti (28years), Stella Adongo (21 years), Grace Wangari (24 years), Bridget Ochieng (age unknown), Malkia (25 years), Rachael Wambui Njoroge (55 years), Sarah Wairuri (47 years), Sarah (45 years), Maureen Achieng (age unknown), Assumpta Wanjiru Murunga (30 years) and three Jane Does,  [...]

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Protestors participated in anti-femicide demonstrations in Nairobi on Saturday in the largest event ever held in Kenya against sexual and gender-based violence. Thousands of activists marched in cities and towns across the nation, calling for the government to act following a series of murders of women in January. Thousands of women marched in cities and [...]

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No sooner had the dust of 2023 settled than the leader of the executive arm of Kenya’s government launched missiles of subliminal jibes aimed at what he termed “a tyrannical and corrupt judiciary.” President William Ruto—a product of the Kenyan Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2022 Presidential Petition—averred that some judges were bent on sabotaging [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW)  released its 2024 World Report on Thursday detailing the state of global human rights. The report’s central theme was that “transactional diplomacy” undermined global human rights institutions and enabled autocrats to worsen violations. HRW Executive Director Tiran Hassan described “transactional diplomacy” as when “governments disregard the benefits of long-term relationships built [...]

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Haitian Judge Al Duniel Dimanche issued arrest warrants for over 30 senior officials on Friday on corruption charges, according to a document leaked online. The list of officials includes former prime ministers and presidents. The judge is investigating a corruption case relating to the National Equipment Center (CNE) and the alleged misappropriation of funds and [...]

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The International Crisis Group, a non-profit NGO, released its latest report on Haiti’s ongoing gang crisis on Friday, which stressed the growing challenges of an international intervention to address the country’s deteriorating security situation. Haiti has been grappling with escalating violence and political turmoil, exacerbating its already dire humanitarian emergency. The UN Security Council responded [...]

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