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Angola’s human rights record remained appalling. The pre- and post-election periods were mired in human rights violations including crackdowns on the right to peaceful assembly and protest, and the detention and torture of activists. In the south, extreme weather conditions, symptomatic of climate change, continued to impact the rights to food and water; and the associated humanitarian crisis remained unmitigated. Illegal occupation of communal grazing land in this region aggravated the dire conditions under which pastoralist communities lived.

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