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The African Commission has adopted the final draft of a protocol that will protect the rights of persons living with disability. Crazymedia/Shutterstock

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What’s been done to fix this

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. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

African commission turns 30, but threats to its independence remain real

A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.

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