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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

Open Society Voices

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Can the Poor Survive in Oil-Rich Uganda?

July 9, 2015 | Richard Mugisha

The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

June 9, 2015 | Chidi Odinkalu

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 | Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 | Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

May 20, 2015 | Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

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