KHALID: African states taking away human rights guarantees in guise of security

There is need for concerted efforts to mobilise communities and empower them to understand and defend their rights.

In Summary

• In East Africa, police have in the last few years been accused of using excessive force in dealing with citizens, which has led to high number of killings being reported.

• In Southern Africa, rise of violent extremism and mismanagement of public order in Mozambique and South Africa respectively point to worrying trends 

Human rights and security in Africa are at a cross path. In almost every country in the continent, the two issues are colliding and in most cases, it is human rights that are bearing the brunt of ...

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