Iraq holds detainees in 'horrendous conditions' - HRW

2017-03-14 17:52

Iraq's interior ministry is holding over 1 200 men and boys suspected of ties to jihadists in "horrendous conditions" without charge at facilities south of Mosul, Human Rights Watch says.

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

2017-03-08 21:58

Rights groups have urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online.

UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebels

2017-02-27 22:20

The United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow

2017-01-20 09:36

Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties.

Expelled rights researcher returns to DRC

2017-01-19 13:36

A researcher with the US-based Human Rights Watch says she had been allowed to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo which expelled her last year.

Compensate camp bomb victims, HRW tells Nigeria

2017-01-18 19:26

Nigerian authorities should provide compensation to victims of the recent bombing of a refugee camp in Rann, Borno State, a rights group has said.

Use summit in Mali to support ICC, African leaders told

2017-01-13 14:00

The Africa-France Summit has kicked off in Mali, with the Human Rights Watch urging African countries to "stand with victims of grave international crimes by voicing their support for the ICC.

Car bombs kill 23 near Mosul

2016-12-23 07:13

A triple car bombing on a market killed at least 23 people Thursday in a town recently retaken from the Islamic State group near the jihadists' final stronghold of Mosul.

HRW: Clashes between rebel Seleka groups 'killed' civilians in CAR

2016-12-05 16:08

Serious fighting in the Central African Republic in late November 2016 between two Seleka groups left at least 14 civilians dead and 76 wounded, Human Rights Watch says.


Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'

2017-03-14 15:28

A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims

2017-03-08 20:05

Nigeria's military has announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having previously dismissed such claims.

Israel to deny Human Rights Watch visas over 'bias'

2017-02-24 12:25

Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, says the NGO, with the Jewish state accusing the group of being "fundamentally biased" against it.

DRC expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second time

2017-01-23 21:47

Human Rights Watch says Democratic Republic of Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

2017-01-19 22:07

Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, says Human Rights Watch .

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

2017-01-18 20:30

At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross has said.

SADC 'failed' Zimbabweans in 2016 - HRW

2017-01-13 15:15

The Southern African Development Community failed to raise concerns about deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe in 2016, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2017.

HRW urges protection for Libya civilians

2016-12-25 20:00

Human Rights Watch has urged the Libyan government to protect civilians who were detained after fleeing former Islamic State group stronghold Sirte.

HRW urges Nigeria to free pro-Iran cleric

2016-12-15 19:33

Human Rights Watch has called on Nigeria to end a crackdown on a pro-Iran Shiite Islamic movement and obey a court ruling ordering its leader's release.

Gambia: The Jammeh regime in five dates

2016-11-30 14:01

Key dates in the 22-year regime of Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist since 1994 and is seeking a fifth term at an election this week.

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