Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival govt

2017-07-22 07:17

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognised government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds of thousands of Libya's Amazigh adhere.

Via social media, priest recounts horror of Central Africa violence

2017-07-05 22:38

"Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can't go out - it's just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook."

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

2017-06-29 15:14

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the US, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban.

'Freed' Gaddafi's son still wanted by Libya court: prosecutor

2017-06-12 20:07

Libyan authorities have said that Moammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam, reportedly set free by a militia at the weekend, was still wanted by a Tripoli court for a 2015 conviction.

Two men go on trial in DRC for UN experts' murders

2017-06-05 20:56

A man and a teenager went on trial in a military court in Democratic Republic of Congo, accused of killing two UN experts in March, their lawyer has said.

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.


Activists criticise Senegal's slow progress on child begging

2017-07-12 10:30

Human rights groups in Senegal have criticised what they say is an ineffectual crackdown on child begging driven by Koranic schools, saying a year-long push to remove 50 000 children from the streets is failing.

Hundreds of civilians killed in CAR war crimes: HRW

2017-07-05 13:23

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed hundreds of civilians in an unfettered spree of bloodletting, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW calls for surrender of Gaddafi's son to ICC

2017-06-15 21:58

Human Rights Watch has called on Libyan authorities to take "feasible steps" to facilitate the surrender of Seif al-Islam, son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, over to the International Criminal Court

In Rwanda, a young woman activist challenges longtime leader

2017-06-10 16:54

In Rwanda, where rights groups say many people fear to speak up against the ruling party, Diane Shima Rwigara thought she knew the risks of challenging one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.

Rights groups condemn Ugandan inaction over killings

2017-05-27 13:00

Rights groups have accused the Ugandan government of inaction over the deadly assault by security forces on a tribal king's palace six months ago, renewing their call for an independent probe.

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.

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