Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf expelled from her own party

Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf expelled from her own party

The Unity Party (UP) in Liberia has expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from party membership, following allegations during the 2017 election cycle that she worked against Joseph Boakai, her own party’s candidate and vice president. Johnson Sirleaf was one of four people removed from party membership, according to a…

HRW report calls for accountability in Mozambique’s violence

HRW report calls for accountability in Mozambique’s violence

In Mozambique, more than a year has passed since a ceasefire that curtailed the fighting between state security forces and the Renamo opposition. Since then, no one has been held accountable for serious human rights violations committed on both sides between November 2015 and December 2016. That’s according to a…

Ethiopia’s prison release plans raise questions on implementation

Ethiopia’s decision to release all political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center is welcome news, but it’s also been met with guarded optimism about what that will mean. “Ethiopia has promised to release all political prisoners, among whom the Oromo are the overwhelming majority, but we can’t take…