Themes Archives: Intelligence agencies

Protecting the right to privacy in Africa in the digital age

As most African states seek to consolidate democratic gains and work on sustaining peace and stability, the continent is facing a variety of new threats, including those posed by cybercrime and terrorism. These security threats are real, some of them are new, and therefore legitimate national security considerations and the necessities of law enforcement may [...]

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African Commission must protect online rights

In a paper presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission 55th Session, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum made the case that “Whilst new technologies may hold great benefits for the developing world, without strong legal frameworks ensuring that rights are adequately protected, they can also pose serious threats to the fundamental human [...]

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Gov human rights agenda 2013-18- Amnesty Int’

Amnesty has released a new report today, to mark 100 days of the new government in Zimbabwe. The report reflects on Zimbabwe’s human rights record and makes recommendations on how it can be improved in the coming five years. There is a particular focus on the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly, the [...]

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Clampdown on demonstrations organised by ZCTU

The month of September was characterised by the brutal assault of ZCTU members and other civil society activists on 13 September by the police, Army and CIO operatives. The ZCTU organised country-wide demonstrations protesting amongst other issues, that minimum wages and salaries be linked to the Poverty Datum Line (Z$ 100 000), that anti-retroviral drugs [...]

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