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17 February, 2016
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) says the question on whether Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should have been arrested while in South Africa centres not around whether he would have been prosecuted in the country’s courts but rather that he should have been handed over to the Inter
10 February, 2016
African countries appear to have unwavering interests in climate change negotiations especially those international ones such as the recent UNCOP21 held in Paris in December 2015.  
10 February, 2016
Traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape are mentoring initiation graduates (or amakrwala in Xhosa) in an effort to boost moral regeneration among them.  
10 February, 2016
According to Mboneko Munyaga, looking at from the standpoint of the failure to address rampant poverty, it can be rightly said that the whole of Africa is one tragic pot of human and peoples' rights violation.  
10 February, 2016
Chad has deposited its instrument of ratification of the protocol on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, bringing the number of countries to have ratified it to 30.
10 February, 2016
The top United Nations (UN) human rights official called for countries with the Zika virus to make available sexual and reproductive health counselling to women and uphold their right to terminate pregnancies.  
10 February, 2016
A United Nations (UN) panel has ruled that Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has been ‘arbitrarily detained’.  
10 February, 2016
The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has expressed concern over the Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema’s alleged intimidation of journalists who work for Gupta-owned media outlets.
10 February, 2016
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that a section of the Immigration Act is unconstitutional as it allows for immigrants to be detained without any court oversight.
10 February, 2016
TB/HIV Care Association, a non-governmental organisation working against the spread of TB and HIV, is calling for the decriminalisation of drug abusers. The organisation’s Shaun Shelly, states that people who use drugs frequently suffer from human rights abuses at public spaces.
10 February, 2016
The Right2Know (R2K) Gauteng has strongly opposed Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) in which it is asking for a RCA balance of R22.8 billion, and will be protesting outside the NERSA hearings today and tomorrow.
10 February, 2016
The FW de Klerk Foundation says it is not at all concerned with the 22 charges of apartheid crimes pressure group Anti-Racism Action Forum (ARAF) has formulated against him.
4 February, 2016
For all the noise made about the review of the Public Order Act, only three non-governmental organisations have submitted recommendations to Zambia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.  
4 February, 2016
AIDS-related deaths are declining in all age groups, except among 10-19 year olds, it was heard during the Organisation of African Firsts Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) 16th annual General Assembly.  
4 February, 2016
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance presented South Africa with the 2016 Award for Excellence in recognition of progress made in fighting malaria, as well as meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for malaria reduction.  

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