Human rights deteriorating as authoritarianism rises in Eastern Africa, report says
February 23, 2017
NAIROBI – 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.
Amnesty International’s annual report on human rights over the last year highlights a regression in human rights across the East African region. While authoritarianism appears on the rise in parts of the Western world, the human rights group says this trend in Eastern Africa is particularly worrying.