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South African documentary filmmaker talks gentrification in JoBurg

South African documentary filmmaker, Arya Laloo, talks about gentrification in her Johannesburg district, Jeppestown. Laloo is co-director of the 2013 film Jeppe on a Friday. Named one of the best African films of 2013 by the U.K. Guardian newspaper. Advertisements

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#RightsMedia report: #Africa ‘s #humanrights court of #justice

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights was established in Arusha, Tanzania by the African Union (AU) to protect human rights across the continent. In its almost 10 years of existence (began in 2004) it delivered a 2009 judgment

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#RightsMedia report: Investigative #journalist exposes shocking truth about #Tanzania

Former BBC journalist, and now executive director of Under the Same Sun Tanzania, Vicky Ntetema‘s pursuit of the truth has lead to more understanding about the killing of persons with albinism (PWA) in Tanzania. Her investigative reports shone light on

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#RightsMedia report: African #BarrickGold ‘s alleged #humanrights violations in #Tanzania

African Barrick is a unit of Canada’s Barrick Gold mining company. It operates four mines in northwest Tanzania, one being the North Mara gold mine, where alleged human rights violations have been perpetrated against the local population. A high profile

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#RightsMedia report: Pursuing #justice for the #genocide victims of #Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has been pursuing justice for victims of Rwanda’s genocide. The court was established in Arusha, Tanzania (site of the Arusha accords) in 1995 and has jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war

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#RightsMedia report: A #Maasai #woman using #music to #heal and #educate

Rebeca Kankai is a 37-year-old Maasai woman from a small village in northern Tanzania. She began selling firewood many years ago to support her two young children. In 2008, a fire destroyed her home, killing both kids. Unwilling to give

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#RightsMedia doc: #Tanzania ‘s #renegade #opposition MP

Part 3: Godbless Lema was elected to parliament in Tanzania to represent the constituency of Arusha-Urban. Since his 2010 election, Lema has been arrested and charged several times by police, making him unable to fulfill his mandate. As an elected

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