The Jewish community was the most frequent target of hate crimes amid a resurgence in anti-Semitism, according to the report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
Deadly unrest in the fragile state has hampered the fight against the disease during the latest epidemic, which broke out on August 1, 2018, with the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri particularly badly hit.
In the Americas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela all experienced popular unrest. And the list goes on.
Andrew Gilmour, the outgoing assistant secretary-general for human rights, said the regression of the past 10 years hasn't equaled the advances that began in the late 1970s — but it is serious, widespread and regrettable.
Ambassador Foote said last month that he was horrified by the 15-year prison sentence a Zambian court handed out to two men for having sex in what the court said was "against the order of nature."
"2019 festive season is one of the (most) difficult festive season that I have experienced. If you look at the prices of the basic, basic commodities, they are so out of reach for many of us ..."
Rights groups have accused Tanzania's President John Magufuli of creating a hostile environment for any opposing voices.
Police say there were 1,600 reported cases of rape in the first three quarters of 2019 – almost double compared to that period for each of the previous two years.
“It is clean, it is sustainable and could save us a lot of the money that we use to import electricity ... Climate change means we have to look at alternatives, we can’t rely on hydro power as much as we did before.”
“I just couldn't see sharing a bed with somebody that agreed with what Trump was doing when I was so against everything that Trump represented."
The move against Soro, who retains the loyalty of many former rebel commanders who now hold senior positions in the army, could significantly escalate tensions ahead of an election next October that is seen as a test of Ivory Coast's stability.
"I think we must realize that the struggle that we're engaged with is generational but not only that it must move beyond politics."