South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South Africa’s capital

On a street corner in Pretoria, South Africans gather just meters from the immigrants they’re marching against. The Somali traders form a protective line, some armed with sticks and rocks. Riot police wedge themselves and their armored carriers between the two sides. A police helicopter hovers directly above, scattering dust and trash. <img alt=”Police forces shot rubber bullets at crowds […]

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Kazakhstan: Social media crackdown suffocates freedom of expression online

The Kazakhstani authorities are using increasingly elaborate and aggressive methods to stamp out dissenting voices on the internet and social media, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today. Think before you post: Closing down social media space in Kazakhstan documents the steady erosion of the right to freedom of expression online in Kazakhstan over the past two years. The […]

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