Villagers on Grace Mugabe farm 'beaten on soles of feet': HRW

2017-05-24 06:16

Riot police knocking down homes on a farm taken over by Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe tied a rope round the cottages and used a truck to pull them down, Human Rights Watch says.

Parents of Chibok schoolgirls face wait to be reunited

2017-05-10 17:59

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder says.

Central African Republic violence kills 45 over 3 months

2017-05-02 18:01

Human Rights Watch says armed groups targeting civilians in Central African Republic have killed at least 45 people and displaced 11 000 in the past three months.

Yoweri Museveni: A five times-elected dictator?

2017-05-01 09:21

The Ugandan president discusses regional relationships, human rights abuses and possible constitutional reform.

US failed to protect civilians in Syria mosque strike: HRW

2017-04-18 22:30

The US military failed to take "necessary precautions" to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque, says Human Rights Watch.

DRC police arrest dozens after protest ban

2017-04-12 10:03

Police have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, says police.

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

2017-03-30 20:46

Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, says rights group.

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.


HRW denounces rape by Ugandan troops in C Africa

2017-05-15 21:57

Ugandan troops deployed in eastern Central African Republic to fight Ugandan rebels have sexually abused local women and girls, Human Rights Watch has reported.

Rights group urges US to pressure Sudan on rights violations

2017-05-03 19:00

Human Rights Watch is urging the US to pressure Sudan to take tangible actions to improve its human rights record before the American administration permanently revokes trade sanctions imposed on the east African country.

Syrian forces used nerve gas in four recent attacks - HRW

2017-05-02 08:36

Syrian government forces used deadly nerve gas in Khan Sheikhun and in three other recent attacks, Human Rights Watch has said.

Rights group: Halt Egypt aid over video showing executions

2017-04-22 11:06

Human Rights Watch is urging suspension of military aid to Egypt after video showed troops appearing to carry out cold-blooded executions of detainees in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is embroiled in battles with the Islamic State militant group.

Zim opposition accuses Mugabe of stifling women’s rights

2017-04-12 13:39

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been accused of stifling constitutional amendments designed to economically and socially empower women.

Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

2017-04-03 08:05

An international human rights group accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations.

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.

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