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Nigeria’s govt to strengthen protection of older persons’ human rights

The  Nigeria’s Federal Government will continue to strengthen the protection of human rights of older persons in Nigeria, the Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said. Ehanire made the statement at the African Regional High-Level Conference on “Human Rights Situation of Older Persons” at ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Monday. He said that the
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Australia says it will hold China accountable on human rights

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Canberra would hold China to account on issues such as human rights, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in Australia’s national interests. Relations between Canberra and its most important trading partner have deteriorated in recent years amid accusations that China is meddling in Australian domestic affairs.
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South Africa’s top court rules against smacking children

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the use of corporal punishment at home violates children’s rights. It ruled that the “reasonable and moderate chastisement” of children as a form of physical discipline is unconstitutional. The court said there were effective ways to discipline a child without the use of corporal punishment, BBC Africa reported.
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