Appeal for calm in Guinea as opposition plans new protests

Appeal for calm in Guinea as opposition plans new protests

As the political opposition in Guinea plans new protests for next week, the Amnesty International organization has appealed for government forces to show restraint as clashes in the West African nation have become increasingly violent. At least 15 people have died and many more injured since local elections were held…

Mauritania lifts death sentence, releases anti-slavery blogger

Mauritanian blogger Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir is now free, after an appeals court reviewed and overturned a death sentence imposed for publishing a 2014 article that challenged the use of religion to support social injustice. Mkhaitir was arrested almost four years ago after sharing his critical views on the way Islam…

Zimbabwe: #ThisFlag founder Mawarire expected in court Friday

Pastor Evan Mawarire, founder of the #ThisFlag movement in Zimbabwe, is expected in court Friday after his arrest Wednesday at the Harare International Airport, where he was returning from a trip to the United States. Supporters of the human rights activist gathered to wait for Mawarire’s appearance on Thursday, but…

Mumbere charged with murder as Ugandan death toll rises to 126

Ugandan tribal king Charles Wesley Mumbere was formally charged with murder on Tuesday, following weekend clashes that left scores of people dead in the western region of Rwenzori. Mumbere was arrested in Kasese, amid renewed violence that broke out between the ethnic Bakonzo and Ugandan security forces. The region of…