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The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dropped murder charges against the former prime minister and first lady. Protests were prohibited with authorities denying permits for assembly under Covid-19 regulations until August. Police brutality, including allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and an unlawful killing, remained a serious concern. Gender-based violence continued to rise while women were marginalized in the economic and political spheres. Access to healthcare was limited, particularly for women and girls in rural areas.

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