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Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

A woman was shot dead in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday night by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab assassins, in what appeared to be an apparent assassination. A witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone said the woman was critically wounded in the attack which occurred at Cinema Abdi Wayel area in the […]

Zimbabwe: Activist Abducted And Killed

Zimbabwe: Activist Abducted And Killed

Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses may be returning to the southern African nation after a prominent social rights activist was abducted by unknown assailants on Thursday night and left for dead in Harare. Ishmael Kauzani, a member of the #Tajamuka social movement that led recent anti-government […]

The Activist Becomes The Victim

The Activist Becomes The Victim

There are so many cases in the world that we fight for especially when it comes to Women. There are different activists in the field to help women through their battles. But, what happens when the table turns? What happens when the activist is being battered and doesn’t have the courage to speak up? What […]

Indian Activist Ends 16-year Hunger Strike With A Lick Of Honey

Indian Activist Ends 16-year Hunger Strike With A Lick Of Honey

After 16 years, it was a lick of honey that did it. The world’s longest hunger strike ended on Tuesday when an Indian human rights campaigner gave up her protest against state violence but pledged to continue the fight in the political arena. Crinkling her face at the taste of food, Irom Sharmila, 44, from […]

Braithwaite – the Exit of a Dogged Fighter, Exceptional Lawyer, Principled Politician

Braithwaite – the Exit of a Dogged Fighter, Exceptional Lawyer, Principled Politician

Tunji Braithwaite was not just an accomplished lawyer but a prominent rights and political activist. Until he breathed his last Monday morning at the age of 82, Mr. Braithwaite was unrelenting in the struggles against injustice and protection of democracy in his country and even beyond. He was born in 1933 into the famous Braithwaite […]

Lawyers Mourn Braithwaite

Lawyers Mourn Braithwaite

Some lawyers in Lagos on Tuesday described the death of Dr. Tunji Braithwaite as painful and an irreparable loss to the radical and progressive movement in the country. The lawyers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews that Braithwaite was “a patrician who dedicated his life to the masses and extermination of […]