Africa

  • Region

Overview

The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2016.

Mass protests, movements, and mobilization – often articulated and organized through social media – swept the continent in 2016. Protesters and human rights defenders repeatedly found inspiring ways to stand up against repression and campaigns such as the #oromoprotests and #amaharaprotests in Ethiopia, #EnforcedDisappearancesKE in Kenya, #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe, and #FeesMustFall in South Africa formed iconic images from the year.

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West and Central Africa (Dakar, Senegal)

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Southern Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

Office: 3rd Flr Parkfield Place Kanjata Road off Waiyaki Way Westlands Nairobi, Kenya Mailing: PO Box 1527 00606 Sarit Centre Nairobi, Kenya

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