South Africa: The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) and the Pan Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (AfricanDefenders) strongly condemn the violence against foreign nationals living in South Africa.

Waves of xenophobic violence erupted in targeted attacks on African foreign nationals and their businesses by South African citizens on 1 September. The violence sparked in Pretoria and spread to Johannesburg and surrounding areas. Police have described the acts of violence as purely...

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The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network Condemns the Abduction and Torture of Woman Human Rights Defender and Comedian Samantha Kureya

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) condemns in the strongest possible terms the abduction and torture of a woman human rights defender (WHRD) and comedian Samantha Kureya of Bustop TV in Harare and urges the government of Zimbabwe to carry out a swift, open and...

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