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In Brief: Putting Congo’s Baka minority on the map

In Brief: Putting Congo’s Baka minority on the map

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 17, 2012 0

BRAZZAVILLE 17 December 2012 (IRIN) - A group of Pygmy women singers from Likouala, in the extreme north of the Republic of Congo, has released a music album, which they and their backer

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SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions

SOUTH SUDAN: Calls to end the death penalty, improve prison conditions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JUBA 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - Rights groups are calling for an end to the death penalty in South Sudan and for improvements to the squalid prison conditions where people languish for years,

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NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened

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GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

October 4, 2012 0

ACCRA 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Doris Appiah, 57, has bipolar disorder. In her early twenties, she was sent to an overcrowded psychiatric hospital followed by a “prayer camp” to be treated. She

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