12 Oct 2018 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: COURT STOPS HOSPITALS FROM RETURNING PATIENTS WITH MULTI-DRUG RESI...

ZOMBA – The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. Between August and September, six inmates from Maula and Mzimba Prisons were diagnosed with…

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10 Oct 2018 Disability Rights Annabel Raw
It’s World Mental Health Day: Why aren’t we reforming abusive and discrimina...

By: Annabel Raw In Zambia, as in many countries in the southern Africa region, archaic, colonially-inherited laws are applied to oppress, isolate and abuse persons with psychosocial disabilities and mental health users. Reform is urgently needed. IMAGE: Mental Health Reform…

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09 Oct 2018 Articles and Opinions Staff Writer
News Release: ABUJA COURT DECISION A WARNING AGAINST HIV DISCRIMINATING EMPLOYER...

ABUJA – On 26 September 2018, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria set precedent on the rights of people living with HIV in the workplace. In a scathing judgment that condemned the stigma against people living with HIV, the Court…

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08 Oct 2018 Focus areas Staff Writer
Nigeria: Mandatory HIV Testing and Dismissal of an Employee on the Basis of HIV-...

SALC worked with Lawyers Alert, Nigeria to challenge the mandatory HIV testing of an employee of a security company and his subsequent dismissal on the basis of his HIV-status, in X v Brink and Others. The applicant, Mr X, was an employee…

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04 Oct 2018 Mozambique Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Mozambique court orders release of detained asylum seekers...

A Mozambique court ordered the authorities to release three asylum seekers who arrived in the country after fleeing persecution in their country of origin. The asylum seekers were held without charge since April 2018 when they arrived in Chimoio, the…

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26 Sep 2018 Focus areas Staff Writer
Joint CSO Eswatini elections statement...

Elections took place in Eswatini on the 21 September. According to both the African Union Observer Mission (AUEOM) and SADC Observer Mission (SEOM) preliminary statements, the electoral process was conducted in a generally calm and peaceful environment. While the AU…

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