Ethiopia: In a State of Emergency

Since nation-wide protests commenced in Ethiopia in late 2015 due to outrage over investment projects aimed at repurposing land for industrial use, government-sanctioned mass arrests, detentions, enforced disappearances, and indiscriminate killings have plagued the country. This culminated in a State…

Egypt’s Guantanamo: Scorpion Prison

After Egypt’s first freely elected president was replaced in 2013 with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as many as 60,000 Egyptians and foreigners have been arrested. They are now political prisoners in a “widespread crackdown on Egypt’s civil society.” This upsurge has…

Restricted: Mental Disability in Ghana

For a region plagued by deadly threats such as malaria and H.I.V., mental health and disability have historically “lingered near the bottom” of African priorities. In Ghana, the consequences of this neglect are staggering. Out of 26 million people who…