Malawi slammed over failure to protect people living in mining areas

2016-09-30 10:54

Malawi has fallen into the resource-curse trap by failing to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in budding mining communities, HRW says.

Kenya refugee return scheme flouts international law - HRW

2016-09-15 22:45

As Kenya prepares to close the world's largest refugee camp, a rights watchdog said the repatriation of Somalis from Dadaab camp is based on fear and misinformation and violates international standards.

Ethiopia opposition demands to know fate of leaders

2016-09-06 15:45

Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded to know the status of their political leaders who are being held in the Quilinto prison after a fire broke out on Saturday, a report says.

South Sudan court martials 60 soldiers

2016-08-29 20:30

Sixty South Sudanese soldiers have been tried before a court martial for alleged crimes committed during last month's fighting in the capital Juba.

Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine

2016-07-22 09:55

A new report suggests the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine torn by a separatist war in the east.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction

2016-07-20 16:18

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group says.

Angolan court frees 17 jailed activists

2016-06-29 18:12

An Angolan court has ordered the conditional release of 17 young activists, including a well-known rapper, three months after they were jailed for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

100 NGOs press EU leaders on Africa migrant plan

2016-06-27 18:31

A group of over 100 NGOs has called on EU leaders to reject proposals to tie giving funds to African countries to their efforts to stop migrants heading for Europe.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

Abuse fears as Sudan deports Eritreans

2016-05-31 12:24

Sudan has deported hundreds of Eritreans back to the hardline government they fled contravening international law, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.


Street clashes, election protests in DRC kill at least 44

2016-09-21 09:20

More than 44 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters against a delayed presidential election, HRW says.

Nepal criticised for not stopping child marriages

2016-09-08 10:44

Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in Nepal, where 10% of the girls marry before they are 15.

Palestinians abuse media, activists - Human Rights Watch

2016-08-30 11:35

A leading international rights group says Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies.

DRC refuses to renew HRW researcher's visa

2016-08-10 06:23

The DRC has refused to renew the visa of a senior Human Rights Watch researcher who is set to leave the troubled African country shortly.

HRW: Rwandan security forces rounding up 'undesirables'

2016-07-21 18:08

Members of Rwanda's security forces are arresting beggars, street children, sex workers and other "undesirables" who are arbitrarily detained in centres described as harsh and inhuman, Human Rights Watch says.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

HRW: 18 deaths by CAR police unit

2016-06-27 21:11

Human Rights Watch says it has documented the killings of at least 18 people by a police unit in Central African Republic.

Gambia admits prominent activist died in detention

2016-06-18 21:41

Gambian authorities have acknowledged that prominent opposition activist Solo Sandeng died after his arrest in April, Human Rights Watch and the slain campaigner's lawyer says.

UNHCR urges Sudan to stop deporting Eritreans

2016-06-02 22:07

The UN refugee agency has urged Sudan, a key transit route for migrants bound for Europe, to stop "forcibly" deporting hundreds of Eritreans.

HRW wants Saudi Arabia to ease sex rules

2016-04-18 21:01

Human Rights Watch has hailed Saudi Arabia's decision to strip its frequently criticised religious police of many of their powers, urging the kingdom to also ease sex segregation rules.

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