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United Nations Human Rights Council stands with elite athlete Caster Semenya
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Politics and Society United Nations Human Rights Council stands with elite athlete Caster Semenya

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution tabled by South Africa to defend Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya’s right to participate in sports. The world champion is currently challenging proposals by the International Association of Athletics Federations to restrict natural testosterone levels in female athletes.

Ranking of African countries based on legislation against human trafficking
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Politics and Society Ranking of African countries based on legislation against human trafficking

The Africa Centre for Strategic Studies has declared that human trafficking has become a multibillion-dollar business in Africa, one that African governments have been slow to address. A 2018 report by the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons tracked compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in Africa.

Tanzanian police arrest 10 men for sitting in pairs
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Politics and Society Tanzanian police arrest 10 men for sitting in pairs

Anti-gay rhetoric has steadily been on the rise in Tanzania since President John Magufuli took office. It is not the rhetoric that citizens need to be mindful of, however. The government is taking surveillance and intimidation action towards perceived homosexual activity. Now, it seems, the mere act of sitting in a pair is being viewed as criminal.