Significant court rulings, Jalingo’s journey from jail to joy, and Uganda’s quashing of critical voices

Women from different Non-Governmental Organisations hold a rally to mark International Women’s Day and call for the passage of the gender equality bills, at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 8 March 2022, Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Legal ordeal ends for Agba Jalingo

“[T]he alleged harassments, intimidation, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture, unfair prosecution and imprisonment of Jalingo and other journalists exercising their rights to freedom of expression and information and media freedom, violated all the international and regional treaties on human rights to which Nigeria is a State Party.”

Diplomacy pays dividends

Continued persecution of critical voices in Uganda

Gender in the courts…

… and on the Agenda

In Brief



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