France extends state of emergency for sixth time

2017-07-07 05:23

French lawmakers have voted for the sixth time to extend the country's state of emergency as figures showed security forces thwarted a terror attack a month.

SA failed to speak out on Zim rights abuses - HRW

2017-01-13 08:39

South Africa missed several opportunities to place respect for human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2017.

SA govt failing disabled children - HRW report

2017-01-13 07:40

South Africa’s government is failing to provide education for children with disabilities, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

HRW urges Angola to probe killing of teen at protest

2016-08-11 07:15

Human Rights Watch has urged Angola to probe the military's killing of a 14-year-old boy during a protests against the demolition of houses in the capital.

'Over 400' killed in Ethiopia protest crackdown - HRW

2016-06-16 12:31

Human Rights Watch says more than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November in a crackdown on anti-government protests - but the government has dismissed the claims.

Egypt quashes jail terms for 47 protesters

2016-05-25 20:04

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned five-year prison sentences for 47 people for participating in unauthorised protests, but upheld fines of more than $11 000 each.

HRW accuses Egypt police of child torture

2016-04-22 05:41

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of detaining and torturing 20 people, including eight children, saying there was a pattern of abuse.

HRW asks DRC to free youth activists

2016-03-15 21:11

Leading rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has asked DRC authorities to immediately free two civil society activists arrested a year ago during a pro-democracy workshop.

SA's implementation of human rights laws 'problematic' - HRW

2016-01-27 16:00

Human Rights Watch South Africa says while the country has strong human rights laws in place, implementation remains "problematic".

Intimidation fears in missing booksellers' case

2016-01-05 13:32

The wife of one of the missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities has retracted her report to police.


Macron: We'll lift state of emergency 'this autumn'

2017-07-03 20:44

French President Emmanuel Macron says he he will "this autumn" lift a state of emergency in effect since the jihadist attacks in Paris in 2015.

SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

2017-01-13 08:23

While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues has been welcomed.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

2016-08-11 13:54

Indonesia says the is 'no room' for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Rights group decries 'forced anal exams' used in 8 countries

2016-07-13 08:52

Human Rights Watch is urging an end to "forced anal examinations", saying the practice is based on flawed ideas about supposedly proving homosexual conduct.

Republic of Congo troops killed 18 in CAR

2016-06-07 21:23

Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo have killed 18 in Central African Republic, rights group says.

Mali military blamed for deaths

2016-04-28 17:05

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Disappearances blamed on police deepen Burundi fear

2016-04-14 05:16

A Burundi activist group says hundreds of people have recently disappeared at the hands of police as the country reels from unrest.

Ethiopian troops accused of executing protesters

2016-03-14 19:20

An Ethiopian rights group has accused government forces of more than 100 extra-judicial killings as well as torture while putting down protests.

Ethiopia cancels plan to expand the capital

2016-01-13 18:22

Ethiopia's government has canceld plans to expand the capital following deadly protests.

Rights groups criticise Ethiopia suppression of deadly protests

2015-12-17 14:44

Rights groups have called on Ethiopia to rein in security forces they say have violently suppressed weeks of protests the government has blamed on "terrorists."

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