Maputo and Johannesburg November 25  2019 The Mozambique's Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (the SAHRDN) have today called on Mozambican authorities to immediately release the 18 Mozambican election monitors imprisoned in Xai-Xai, Mozambique, for "illegally" monitoring the ballot...

Dear friends and colleagues, October 2019 has brought good tidings to DefendDefenders and the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, making me optimistic as we move towards the end of the year – a year that so far has been filled with serious human rights challenges.      The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is...