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."

Egypt bars scores of Egyptians from traveling - HRW

2015-11-01 20:27

Egypt has increasingly used unlawful means to prevent citizens from traveling outside the country over the past year, a report from Human Rights Watch says, another sign of the government's tightening grip on political opposition.

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded

2015-08-03 21:48

A Burundi rights activist has been shot and wounded in the capital, a day after the assassination of a general.

Activists in new call to DRC to exhume mass grave

2015-06-08 21:58

Human Rights Watch has appealed to authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to exhume a mass grave near the capital Kinshasa that contains hundreds of corpses.

China failing to curb forced confessions

2015-05-13 09:48

Criminal suspects in China continue to be tortured for confessions, despite measures by the government to curb the practice, a human rights group says in a report.

Sudanese forces rape 221 in mass attack

2015-02-11 21:22

Sudanese forces have raped 221 women, girls in a mass attack in Darfur says HRW.


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.

Kidnappings skyrocket in eastern DRC

2015-12-16 18:50

Kidnappings skyrocketed this year in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where at least 175 people were taken hostage for ransom, apparently by current and ex members of armed groups.

Doors of learning shut on kids with disabilities

2015-08-19 10:10

An estimated half-a-million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s education system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday at a joint event with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission.

South Sudan army crushed civilians under tanks

2015-07-22 22:04

Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

2015-05-26 07:39

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco.

French police probe migrant violence images

2015-05-12 22:37

French police will probe a shocking video showing violence against migrants in the northern port town of Calais.

Little being done to improve human rights in SA

2015-01-29 19:22

South Africa has done very little in the past year to improve human rights, the Human Rights Watch says.

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