Articles tagged 'human rights watch'

Human Rights Watch blasts ED government 20 January 2019 HARARE - A recently released annual World Report by Human Rights Watch, a United States-based organisation, said President Emmerson Mnangagwa and other senior officials in his administration have failed to live up to numerous promises to deliver governance reforms marking the post-Robert Mugabe e...
Zim children drop out of school to work on tobacco farms 6 April 2018 HARARE - Children in tobacco-growing regions are dropping out of school during the growing seasons to supply labour for planting and harvesting, a damning human rights report has revealed. This comes as the employment of children between the ages of 12 and 16 remains prevalent in Zimbabwe's to...
Opposition misreading political mood 19 December 2017 HARARE - Recently, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and representatives of the MDC Alliance — Tendai Biti and Nelson Chamisa — were in the United States of America as part of an invitation to discuss the fall of former president Robert Mugabe. The discussion included prospects of holding credible elec...
'Police should be probed over Arnold farm conduct' 26 May 2017 HARARE - The government must urgently investigate State police conduct at Anorld farm in Mazowe, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. This comes after riot police harassed, beat up and illegally removed 200 families off the farm in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central province, in a farm seizure believed...
Gvt commits to fulfil human rights obligations 27 March 2017 HARARE - Civil society and human rights organisations in Zimbabwe present at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHC)'s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in Geneva, Switzerland this month have welcomed government's acceptance of a number of important recommendations to improve...
Horror Zim torture accounts released 3 November 2016 HARARE - New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released horrific details of rights defenders and pro-democracy activists being tortured by police and intelligence operatives during the recent anti-government protests. The gruesome details were presented in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday, ...
Quit power now, Mugabe advised 11 July 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, who is facing growing resistance from Zimbabweans to his 36 years in power, has once again been advised to quit high office and appoint a successor, to avoid plunging the country into total chaos. Human Rights Watch senior researcher for southern Africa, Dewa ...
Ethiopian forces 'kill 140 protesters' 8 January 2016 ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 140 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations since November, activists say, according to US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The protests have been sparked by fears that a plan to expand the capital's administrative c...
Outrage over SA xenophobia 16 April 2015 HARARE - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, saying they present a litmus test for President Jacob Zuma's government. This comes as looting spread to Verulam, north of Durban, on Tuesday night, following a day of clashes between locals, ...
Harare faces fresh cholera outbreak 20 November 2013 HARARE - Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned yesterday that Zimbabwe's capital was at risk of another cholera outbreak, five years after the pandemic claimed over 4 000 lives.  Tiseke Kasambala, HRW Southern Africa director, said residents' right to water and sanitation remains a pipe dream, with ...
Respect human rights, Mugabe told 5 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his new government should take concrete steps to fulfil the country's human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch has warned. In a letter sent to Mugabe yesterday, the New York-based organisation identified key human rights priorities, including the need t...