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.

UN torture expert visits Turkey amid abuse claims

2016-11-28 14:53

The UN's expert on torture is beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup.

Sexual abuse: Nigeria deploys 100 female to IDP camps

2016-11-08 18:23

Nigerian authorities have deployed at least 100 female police officers to camps for people who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency, following a sexual abuse report by HRW, a report says.


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.

Egypt's contentious NGO draft law sent to president

2016-11-30 10:14

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday approved a contentious bill on the regulation of non-governmental organisations and sent it to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sign into law.

WATCH: Kenyan advocate slammed over slandering rape comments

2016-11-23 13:24

A Kenyan High Court advocate has drawn heavy criticism from a rights group after he made slandering rape comments towards a female political rival on a popular national television show.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, Zim, S Sudan

2016-11-07 19:44

Nigeria's TB Joshua predicts a Hillary Clinton win in the US presidential elections, and Thabo Mbeki foundation says Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions to help bring back economic development.

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