Legal victories for freedom of expression a bright spot in a month of deaths and violence against women

Members of the Ethiopian Oromo community in London, UK, call for justice for slain singer Hachalu Hundessa, 3 July 2020, Thabo Jaiyesimi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Fears confirmed in Cameroon

“Since the moment of Mr Abuwe’s [Samuel Wazizi] arrest, the Cameroonian authorities have egregiously failed to comply with the due process standards established by the ICCPR and African Charter.”

Gender-based violence — the shadow pandemic

Ethiopian musician’s death exposes deep ethnic fissures

ECOWAS ruling protects right to freedom of expression

Gabon decriminalises homosexuality

“With this vote, Gabon has become one of just a few sub-Saharan African countries to have moved to decriminalise homosexuality.”

After Tippexgate…

“The overturning of the result in the fresh presidential contest set a bold precedent for the continent, as a process built upon the resilience of democratic institutions and the collective spirit of opposition.”

Controlling the message

In Brief



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store