Category Archives: Africa

Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and … Continue reading

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Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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Central African Republic: Fear and Loathing in Bangui

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. In Bangui’s Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared. “There are rumors that the anti-balaka are going to attack again this afternoon,” a local … Continue reading

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