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Human rights trends from East and Horn of Africa

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Mozambique: human rights violated by Swedish investors

On 16 October, World Food Day, FIAN International asks the public to take a stand for the rights of Mozambican peasants experiencing right to food violations at the hands of European investors. 18 Oct 2012 »

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HRH London

Journalist death toll in Somalia rises to 13 this year

Four Somali journalists were killed last week within 24 hours. On 20 September three journalists were killed and at least four injured in a suicide bomb attack in a Mogadishu café. The next day the fourth journalist was shot by gunmen just hours after he had reported on the explosion in the café. 23 Sep 2012 »

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HRH London

Journalists flee East African countries – region’s free expression deteriorates

Fifty-seven journalists fled their country in the past year, seven of them fled Somalia. Three other East and Horn African countries – Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Rwanda – also rank among the top 10. More than a quarter of those who fled their homes from June 2011 to May 2012 came from an East African nation, Committee to Protect Journalists reports. 24 Jun 2012 »

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Call for action on Eritrea at UN Human Rights Council

NGOs call for the Human Rights Council to take urgent action at its 20th session on the systemic human rights violations in Eritrea. 20 Jun 2012 »

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HRH London

Communication and election financing draft bills in East Africa welcomed

London-based human rights and free speech organisation Article 19 welcomes Kenya’s initiative to foster greater transparency in the financing of election campaigns, and Uganda’s initiative to merge two overlapping communication acts into a single one. 27 May 2012 »

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