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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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Ugandans Find a Reason to Vote in Their Rigged Elections

July 27, 2016 | Rita Nalumansi

Despite the questionable accuracy of the results, many Ugandans who voted in this year’s election felt they were casting a ballot in favor of democracy itself.

How an AIDS Conference Sidelined an At-Risk Population

July 19, 2016 | Shaun Shelly

Some of those most likely to contract HIV—particularly people who use drugs—are largely ignored at a major AIDS conference this week.

In Nigeria, Many Anticorruption Policies—and Lots of Corruption, Too

June 29, 2016 | Joseph Amenaghawon, Udo Jude Ilo

The president has made fighting corruption a top priority. Why is progress so slow?

A Bid for Greater Transparency on Refugees

June 20, 2016 | Gabriella Guido

Italy’s detention and identification centers for arriving migrants are poorly monitored and shielded from public view.

Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 | Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

May 12, 2016 | Jessica Horn

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

New Guidelines Seek to Humanize Africa’s Justice Systems

April 25, 2016 | Stanley Ibe

A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.

Raising the Profile of Pretrial Detention in Africa

April 21, 2016 | Marina Ilminska, Martin Schoenteich

Many of the continent’s prison systems are in a state of crisis, burdened with overcrowding and an inability or unwillingness to protect the human rights of prisoners.

In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

April 20, 2016 | Zipporah Ali

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

South Africa Is Still Fighting an Apartheid-Like Drug War

March 9, 2016 | Shaun Shelly

Its constitution is one of the world's most progressive, but you'd never know it from the way South Africa continues to fight drugs.

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