Governance

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Tax abuse and money laundering is trapping billions in poverty, says UN
UN report claims up to 10% of the world’s wealth could be hidden offshore

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sri Lanka at 'tipping point’ with risk of return to past atrocities, activists warn
Civil rights groups say situation ‘getting worse on a daily basis’ as UN human rights chief expresses alarm over deepening impunity

Karen McVeigh

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'No way they'll back out': tensions rise amid Ethiopia opposition hunger strike
Supporters say the politicians are prepared to die as government stands firm, with human rights lawyers warning consequences ‘could be huge’

Guardian staff

17, Feb, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Malawi sacks heads of Covid-19 taskforce amid audit of use of funds
President Lazarus Chakwera fires several officials and warns ‘no penny meant for saving lives will be stolen, abused or wasted’

Charles Pensulo

16, Feb, 2021 @11:54 AM

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At least 331 human rights defenders were murdered in 2020, report finds
Two-thirds of those killed worked to protect environmental, land and indigenous peoples’ rights, while those providing Covid relief also faced reprisals

Kate Hodal

11, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Lawyers protesting against police in Tunisia allegedly attacked by officers
The three men are said to be recovering from assaults after security forces are accused of targeting activists during unrest

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

10, Feb, 2021 @8:45 AM

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It's time for Africa to rein in Tanzania's anti-vaccine president | Vava Tampa
John Magufuli’s cavalier disregard of Covid-19 in the great lakes region is fuelling conspiracies and endangering lives

Vava Tampa

08, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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#Demlootchallenge: Zimbabwean activists sing to protest corruption
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s song denouncing “looting” in Mnangagwa’s regime has inspired a host of follow up versions

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

03, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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'The lockdown was political': Chad under strain ahead of election
Opposition cries foul as Covid restrictions cut off incomes and health care in country where two-thirds live in severe poverty

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in N’djamena

25, Jan, 2021 @7:45 AM

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‘People are hungry’: why Tunisia's youth are taking to the streets
Unemployment – especially among the young – falling living standards and lockdowns have sparked riots across the country

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

20, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Uganda charges leading lawyer for LGBT rights with money laundering
Human rights organisation says allegations that Nicholas Opiyo acquired over $300,000 in funds are ‘frivolous’ and ‘fabricated’

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

24, Dec, 2020 @3:18 PM

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Uganda detains leading lawyer for LGBT rights on money-laundering charges
Opposition figures say charges against Nicholas Opiyo, known for defending the rights of society’s most vulnerable, are baseless

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

23, Dec, 2020 @10:56 AM

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