Kenya’s human rights environment faced serious challenges in 2015 as the security crisis escalated.
Persistent deadly attacks by Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist armed group, culminated in the April 2 massacre of 148 people, including 142 students, at Garissa University in the northeast.
Elena Lorac, a spokesperson from the movement, shows a birth certificate issued by the Central Electoral Board, during a rally in front of the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo, July 12, 2013.
© 2013 Fran Afonso The Dominican Republic’s treatment of Haitian migrants and Dominican citizens of Haitian descent dominated human rights developments in 2015.
Based on António Lobo Antunes's novel, a collection of letters written by a young soldier, doctor and a aspirant writer, to his wife while he was serving in Angola between 19, ...
See full summary » After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive.
Government policies have targeted human rights organizations for closure, tried to stifle media, and threatened refugee communities with forced returns to Somalia.In November 2014, the Constitutional Tribunal also broadly jeopardized human rights protections when it declared the government’s 1999 accession to the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrt HR) unconstitutional.The decision created a legal limbo that remains unresolved.Many of the early missionary churches remain today, such as the Church of Our Lady Cabo on the Island of Luanda and the Church of Our lady of Conception at Muxima, which was built near a 16th century Portuguese fort on the Cuanza/Kwanza River.While most Angolans speak a local language as their mother-tongue, Portuguese is the official language. Though there are Christian churches of different denominations, the majority of Angolans are Roman Catholic.