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Human rights deteriorating as authoritarianism rises in Eastern Africa, report says

Conflict in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region, along with increasingly authoritarian behavior by governments, has caused a rapid decline in human rights in countries across the region, a new report says. While authoritarianism appears on the rise in parts of the Western world as well, Amnesty International says this trend in Eastern Africa is particularly worrying.

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Fred Bauma: On the front lines of Congo’s fight for democracy

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with a heroic young man from the Democratic Republic of Congo – Fred Bauma. We don’t use the word heroic at Humanosphere too often. Not that we don’t regularly write about humanitarians who do important and self-sacrificing work aimed at helping those most in need. But the label ‘hero’ seems especially appropriate when applied to Bauma, a soft-spoken 26-year-old who some have dubbed Congo’s Mahatma Gandhi.

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