Tagged as: rights

What Has The African Union Done For You? Pt II; Rights

WHICH RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED? The ‘African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ (1981) recognises many civil and political rights, including: – The right to freedom from discrimination – The right to life – The right to freedom from slavery – The right to freedom from mistreatment – The right to

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Transitional Justice: From Chaos To Order

A country emerging from a period of conflict must face the consequences of widespread or systematic human rights abuses. The ordinary justice system will often not be able to cope. Transitional justice steps in so that appropriate remedies can be found. In order to achieve this institutional reform is usually

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Ethiopia’s Open Door Refugee Policy

As of May 2018, Ethiopia hosts the second largest refugee population in Africa. With over 920,262 registered refugees and asylum seekers, mostly from South Sudan and Somalia. This is because the Ethiopian government grants almost automatic recognition to the majority of asylum seekers from neighbouring countries. WHY DID ETHIOPIA CHOOSE

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Is Internet Access A Human Right?

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) WHY IS INTERNET ACCESS IMPORTANT? Access to the internet is crucial today. Access to Wi-Fi networks and to a mobile internet connection aids education, business and information sharing nationally and globally. In today’s world, it is almost essential to be

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Are Social Media Taxes Good for the Economy? (Uganda)

Internet usage is growing rapidly across Africa, with over 20% more internet users in 2018 than in 2017. Consequently, many African countries are introducing taxes on different internet services. In July 2018, Uganda became the first African country to introduce a tax on using social media. HOW DOES THE UGANDAN

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Can Shackling Someone Help Solve Their Mental Health Problems? (Ghana)

In Ghana, people suffering from mental health problems have historically been sent to prayer camps as a method of treatment. In these prayer camps, they are often shackled to trees and left there.  Sometimes for years on end. The year 2017, the government of Ghana pledged to enforce a ban

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