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Rights Groups Dismayed by SADC Leaders' Silence on Abuses

Human rights groups have condemned leaders of the Southern African Development Community, or SADC, for failing to address regional human rights issues at a summit this week. According to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, there are serious, ongoing cases of human rights abuses in at least six SADC countries  Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In their communiqué at the end of the summit in Botswana, leaders of the 15-member nation SADC...

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