Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
A patrol car of the Ugandan police is seen stationed outside the headquarters of the Uganda oppposition party National Unity Platform (NUP) on January 20, 2021.
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Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
Demonstration in Montecitorio Square, Rome, Italy, on November 12, 2020 calling for the end of the government’s military actions in the northern region of Tigray.
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Providers of humanitarian aid haven't been able to reach civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region. There are also reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed.
False information about the new coronavirus is a big threat to containing the pandemic but governments must not use 'fake news' as an excuse to limit freedom of expression.
South Africans head to the polls in May 2019 but there are challenges.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The African Commission has adopted the final draft of a protocol that will protect the rights of persons living with disability.
After decades of human rights abuses against Africans living with mental and other disability, the African Commission has finally drafted a protocol to the African Charter to protect their rights.
A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people.
A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.