East Africa

“Human rights worsen under new Burundian president”, UN says

Evariste Ndayishimiye

According to the United Nations, the human rights situation in Burundi has deteriorated since the takeover of current President Evariste Ndayishimiye last year. Reports by UN investigators say despite the easing of some restrictions, conditions had worsened for opposition parties, journalists and civil society groups. Reports also say some opposition …

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Uganda: Nicholas Opiyo cleared of money-laundering charges


Money-laundering charges against a leading Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, have been dropped, documents from the director of public prosecution’s office show. According to the documents, Mr. Opiyo, who was arrested in December 2020 by plainclothes officers in a restaurant will see his deposit refunded. Read also: Rwandan opposition …

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