Article 5 Initiative launched at old Breakwater Prison
Author: Berber
Published: Dec 15, 2011

On 13 December, following International Human Rights Day, the Article 5 Initiative (A5I) was launched at the Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town. The Article 5 Initiative aims to support African institutions to improve domestic compliance with international law obligations, norms and procedures under the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR).

WaterAid launches handwashing project in Burkina prisons
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 29, 2011

The "Clean hands in prison" campaign is focused on raising awareness on the importance of washing hands, reducing the prevalence and transmission rates of diseases brought about by a lack of hygiene and sanitation in jails.

Volcano threatens Goma prison
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 09, 2011

Africa's most active volcano, Nyamuragira, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, began erupting on the night of 6 November 2011.

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