Child labourers in Tanzania gold mines rescued

2015-06-30 20:07

Thousands of children have been rescued in the past three years from gold mines in northern Tanzania.

Jihadists change tactics - target Egypt Achilles heel: analysts

2015-06-11 21:10

The narrowly avoided massacre of tourists at Egypt's famed Karnak temple signalled a strategic change in a jihadist war on a government heavily reliant on tourism.

Nusra Front fighters kill 20 in Syrian village

2015-06-11 14:21

Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a group monitoring the war reports.

Sisi gets wide support despite rights abuse

2015-06-08 19:48

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's one-year tenure in office has witnessed human rights abuses and an escalation in violence by armed groups and the government, Human Rights Watch says.

Morocco arrests two men who kissed in public

2015-06-04 14:20

Two Moroccan men who kissed in public were arrested by authorities in the conservative Muslim kingdom and a Spanish feminist was expelled after a pro-gay protest, officials said on Thursday.

Yemen rebels committed possible war crimes - HRW

2015-05-07 14:27

Human Rights Watch has accused Yemen rebels of committing “possible war crimes” and urged all parties in the conflict to protect civilians.

Uganda activists warn new bill would stifle government critics

2015-04-22 13:53

Activists in Uganda have warned that a “dangerous” new bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations would silence critics and “negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression”.

Senegal marabouts force boys to beg

2015-04-20 19:56

Senegal is failing to protect thousands of boys in Islamic boarding schools from forced begging and torture at the hands of their teachers, HRW says.

Violence growing in central Mali 2 years later

2015-04-14 16:26

A new report says that armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that the violence is taking place closer to the capital than ever.

Defence: Drop child bride murder charge

2015-03-16 21:00

A defence lawyer has called for the dismissal of murder charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of killing her husband with rat poison.


Libya govt 'torturing' detainees: HRW

2015-06-17 22:03

Libya's internationally recognised government has been accused by a rights group of the torture and ill-treatment of prisoners it holds in the east of the country.

Kenyan court says Muslim groups innocent

2015-06-11 19:08

A court in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa has ordered the removal of two Muslim human rights groups from a government list of individuals and organisations suspected of possible links to terrorist activities.

Gold mined by Ghana children in jewellery - HRW

2015-06-10 20:44

Gold used in jewellery and electronics around the world may have been sourced from mines using illegal child labour in Ghana, Human Rights Watch claims.

HRW asks UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

2015-06-04 20:13

Human Rights Watch has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

Zim authorities doing nothing to find abducted activist - HRW

2015-05-08 16:01

The authorities in Zimbabwe "appear to be doing nothing to find Itai Dzamara", an activist who was mysteriously abducted two months ago, Human Rights Watch say.

US defends cluster bomb transfers

2015-05-04 08:42

The United States has defended its supplies of cluster munitions, pointing to restrictions on the transfers, after Human Rights Watch says the bombs had been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

DRC illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists - HRW

2015-04-16 16:09

Security forces in DRC have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, HRW says.

HRW slams 'abuse' of Palestinian children on settler farms

2015-04-13 18:53

A rights group has slammed the alleged abuse of Palestinian children working on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank.

Germans caught for vandalism: We've learnt our lesson

2015-03-05 21:05

The Germans caught for vandalism in Singapore and sentenced to nine months in prison and three cane strokes has apologised and said they would never do it again.

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