It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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According to a Human Rights Watch report, survivors of human trafficking are being locked up in shelters by the Nigerian government.
More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved toward legal tolerance, watchdogs say.
Human Rights Watch has accused both Egyptian security forces and insurgents of committing "war crimes" in North Sinai, the scene of a bloody years-long insurgency and military crackdown.
A high-profile detainee, now free, accuses Kenya, South Sudan of collaborating in his kidnapping and deportation.
Reports of a violent crackdown continue in Zimbabwe as rights groups and others accuse security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches.
Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles have arrested a prominent activist and pastor, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country.
Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.
South Sudan's National Security Service forced several officials assessing the country's new peace deal to strip and face "inhuman" treatment, an international monitoring group has said
Dozens of migrants have been forced off a cargo vessel by Libyan authorities after refusing to disembark over fears of abuses, in a move decried by human rights groups.
A global rights watchdog has called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400 000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just weeks.
Egyptian government failed to allow Morsi "adequate medical care", leading to his "entirely predictable"' death, Human Rights Watch says.
Human Rights Watch has condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq.
Human Rights Watch has urged Moroccan authorities to free a man handed jail time for calling for protests over the navy's shooting dead of a 22-year-old student.
Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanted "freedom, freedom," as riot police fired tear gas on anti-government rallies in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman, witnesses have said.
Human Rights Watch says the southern African nation of Angola has decriminalized same-sex activity and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Hundreds of protesters are marching again in and around Sudan's capitol Khartoum, the fourth week of unrest that began over the rising price of bread and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir
Sudan's government gives higher death toll for more than 3 weeks of anti-government protests, says 24 have died
Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, and Mozambique anti-jihadist forces are involved in rights abuses, says Human Rights Watch.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have provisionally freed 17 pro-democracy activists who were arrested in the capital on November 1, one of the group has said.
Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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