Human rights - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Maiduguri city in Nigeria rocked by explosion and gunfire Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:12:26 +0200 Ojong Debra Central Africa Republic celebrate 50th Anniversary of Intellectual Property right Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:47:06 +0200 Ojong Debra Northen Mali: Corporal punishment multiply against The population Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:15:55 +0200 Civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict in northern Mali, as Islamists continue their reign of terror against those they claim do not obey their laws. A report released on Thursday by Amnesty International has called for the "protection of civilians in strict compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law". Assanatou Baldé North Sudan: 354 Christian and Jewish Southern Sudanese Slaves Liberated Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:21:32 +0200 14-year-old Ngor Angok Malith was thrilled to be liberated from slavery in Northern Sudan and reunited with his mother. For the past decade, the boy had been physically and psychologically abused by his Baggara Arab master, Ibrahim, in the village of Futa, Northern Sudan. FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:07:43 +0100 Around 150 members of the British film industry gathered on Wednesday evening for the London launch of the 8th International Sahara Film Festival: the world's remotest film festival. The event, held in 33 Portland Place - a key location for the Oscar winning King's Speech – saw a host of actors, directors and film industry insiders come together to find out more about the festival which takes place in May in a refugee camp in the desert. Among the guests were film-directors Guillem Morales and Sara Olsson whose films will be among the 30 movies on this year's festival programme. Stefan Simanowitz Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:01:20 +0100 On-going treason trials in Zimbabwe have split an influential grouping of human rights lawyers over accusations of rampant partisan representation and neglect of arrested activists from Matabeleland region. Alice Chimora Women equality and rights still a challenge in Africa Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:19:42 +0100 Seven of them were waving thin tree branches as they marched amid singing and sweat under the sweltering heat of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, until bullets were sprayed into their bodies in a horrifying massacre. The tree branches which symbolized peace laid in a sinister pool of blood where the women had once stood. Konye Obaji Ori Libya: Gaddafi regime and protesters killing migrant workers Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:30:39 +0100 As the propensity for civil war heightens in Libya, citizens of poorer nations trapped in the crisis and terror shaking the North African country remain susceptible to the promises of bloodshed. Konye Obaji Ori Zimbabwe: Activists arrested to prevent Egypt-Tunisian style protests Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:21:49 +0100 Security forces in Zimbabwe claim to have foiled Egyptian-style uprisings after arresting 46 rights activists in the capital Harare for allegedly “plotting to oust a constitutionally-elected government”. Alice Chimora Rosa Parks: A Black heroine Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:01:57 +0100 African-American activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005) famously stood up for the Civil Rights Movement by sitting down in a segregated section of a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Jailed for refusing to give up her seat at the front of the bus at a time when segregation laws reserved the section for whites only, Parks quickly became a symbol of the freedom movement. The storied Montgomery Bus Boycott followed Parks' civil disobedience; Blacks refused to ride buses in the Southern city for a full year until the Supreme Court ruled bus segregation laws unconstitutional. Miles Marshall Lewis Ethiopia: Four NGOs get government ban Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:26:35 +0100 Ethiopian authorities have revoked the licenses of four Non-Governmental Organizations (two local and two foreign). The government of the Horn of Africa country claims that activities carried out by the affected NGOs conflict with the Charities and Societies (CSO) proclamation, a law that came into force in January, 2009. Desalegn Sisay More protests expected in Egypt Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:42:36 +0100 The alleged mistreatment of an Egyptian Google executive whose Facebook group may have triggered the Egyptian revolution is set to inspire more protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Konye Obaji Ori Ethiopia: Somali and Gambella abuses decried Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:19:34 +0100 An estimated number of 350,000 Ethiopians were forcefully displaced internally late last year owing to human rights violations and conflicts by both the Ethiopian government and rebel groups, an international group has announced. Desalegn Sisay Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:27:03 +0100 The European Union (EU) has given more than 300,000€ in funding for gay rights associations in Cameroon. Opposed to these grants, the government argues that they would serve to encourage the practice of homosexuality in the central African country. But non-governmental organizations (NGOs) want the government to reconsider its position. Homosexuals in Cameroon are increasingly finding themselves in precarious conditions as many call for them to be "hunted down." René Dassié Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:45:54 +0100 December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sex workers and their allies, clustered in intimate gatherings in cities around the world, will light candles and read aloud the names of sex workers who have been victims of violence. These names will echo into a world indifferent to their suffering. Chi Mgbako