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Madagascar: Prime Minister’s denouncing of overcrowded prisons must be followed by action

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- In response to a statement by Madagascar’s Prime Minister last night denouncing the severe overcrowding, prolonged pretrial detention and other violations of human rights in the country’s prisons, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa said: “Prime Minister Christian Ntsay’s statement after visiting Toamasina is a […]

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Botswana puts young people at the centre of its AIDS response

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- While Botswana has made great progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections—down around 36% in total since 2010—young people remain highly vulnerable to the virus. Adolescent girls and young women are particularly at risk of HIV infection as well as other sexually transmitted infections and […]

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Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert

Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist. NEW YORK, United States of America, July 26, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- “I urge the international community […]

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The Africa Women in Media Conference and Festival

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- WHEN:         25th – 27th July, 2019 WHERE:      University of Nairobi, KenyaWHO:          The African Union – Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) in partnership with Africa women in Media  Conference Objectives  Improve interaction between the media and the African Union. Empower African […]

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