Tag Archives: Angola

Calls for Angola to Investigate Abuse of Congolese Migrants

The Angolan government is being urged to carry out a thorough and independent investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse by its security forces against Congolese migrants.  In a 50-page report released on Monday, May 21, entitled “If You Come back We Will Kill You”, New York-based lobby group Human Rights Watch (HRW) documents chilling testimonies of men and women who entered Angola illegally to work. [By Louise Redvers, JOHANNESBURG, May 21, 2012 IPS news]

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Angola’s Police Silence the Media

LUANDA, Mar 13, 2012 (IPS) – Rights groups and activists are warning of a rapidly deteriorating political climate in Angola following a police raid on a private newspaper and a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. On the morning of Mar. 12, 20 computers were seized from the offices of the outspoken Folha 8, one of Angola’s few remaining private publications that is critical of the government, under a warrant investigating “crimes of outrage against the state” and violations of press freedom.

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