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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.
Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia, addresses the United Nations in September 2014. The dictator is notorious for human rights violations. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Why Gambia is not ideal to host Africa’s human rights watchdog

President Jammeh has ruled Gambia with an iron fist since he seized power more than two decades years ago. He is responsible for gross human rights abuses, yet he hosts Africa's human rights watchdog.

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