Conflict-ridden Central African Republic to hold runoff parliamentary elections in March

BANGUI, Feb 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The Central African Republic (CAR) will hold next month the second round of voting for legislative elections in some constituencies, as well as a first-round where a December ballot was disrupted amid a fresh wave of unrest in the violence-hit country. President Faustin Archange Touadera said in a decree on Saturday the second round will take place on March 14. The regions where the first round was disrupted by rebel violence and other factors will also vote on the same date. The campaign for the…

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East Africa: Pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants and refugees

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS, FEBRUARY 2021 In response to the Questionnaire of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on “pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants”, Amnesty International is pleased to provide the following input on select patterns of unlawful pushbacks of migrants and refugees in East Africa region. 1.1 TANZANIA (QUESTIONS 1, 4, 5, 6) The refugee environment in Tanzania is governed by the Refugee Act of 1998 (hereafter…

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