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Peter Kenworthy

Peter Kenworthy has a degree in International Development Studies and English from Roskilde University and has worked for several NGOs, including Amnesty International and Africa Contact. He is a contributing author to “African Awakening: The emerging revolutions“.

Peter Kenworthy

Moroccan human rights violations on the rise

Sep 25, 2012 3

“Severe beatings, sexual violence, and other forms of ill-treatment [against migrants] appear to be on the rise,” United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez,  said Saturday after returning from an eight-day mission to Morocco. The mission included a two-day ...

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Maxwell and Musa case continue in Swaziland

Sep 23, 2012 0

The case against student leaders Maxwell Dlamini and Musa Ngubeni continued today at Sigodvweni Police Station in Matsapha, Swaziland.  “Today the case progressed with two state witnesses giving evidence. After submissions from witnesses and a cross examination by the defense, ...

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Young Saharawis are fed up with futile peace process

Sep 15, 2012 4

Young Saharawis are fed up with the United Nations-led peace process between the leaders of the Western Saharan liberation movement, Polisario, and the Moroccans who have colonized most of their country since 1975. The peace process has lasted for over 20 ...

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Swazis want independence from absolute monarchy

Sep 10, 2012 1

44 years ago, Swaziland gained independence from Great Britain. Like many other postcolonial African nations, after the initial excitement Swaziland’s postcolonial years have been disappointing, however. Two thirds of the population survives on less than a dollar a day, many on ...

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Global week of action for democracy in Swaziland

Aug 20, 2012 0

Swaziland’s democratic movement will hold its Global Week of Action, which has become the biggest campaign for democracy in Swaziland, between September 3 and 7 – in the wake of the several weeks of protests by Swaziland’s public sector employees. According ...

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Danish Development Minister worried about Swaziland

Jun 30, 2012 0

“I fully share your concern about the human rights situation in Swaziland,” Danish Minister for Development, Christian Friis Bach replied Thursday to a letter from Danish NGO Africa Contact’s chairperson, Signe Borker Bjerre that conveyed the message of the Swazi ...

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