HRW urges court to free Moroccan sentenced over protest call

2019-02-09 10:27

Human Rights Watch has urged Moroccan authorities to free a man handed jail time for calling for protests over the navy's shooting dead of a 22-year-old student.

Sudan protesters chant 'freedom' as police fire tear gas

2019-02-04 19:35

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanted "freedom, freedom," as riot police fired tear gas on anti-government rallies in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman, witnesses have said.

Angola decriminalizes same-sex conduct, rights group says

2019-01-24 13:49

Human Rights Watch says the southern African nation of Angola has decriminalized same-sex activity and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Protesters in Sudan's capital head for rally point station

2019-01-13 17:23

Hundreds of protesters are marching again in and around Sudan's capitol Khartoum, the fourth week of unrest that began over the rising price of bread and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan's chief prosecutor says 24 killed in ongoing unrest

2019-01-13 15:23

Sudan's government gives higher death toll for more than 3 weeks of anti-government protests, says 24 have died

Top Africa stories: Shortages force men in Kenya to 'use recycled condoms', Mozambique jihadists

2018-12-05 08:00

Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, and Mozambique anti-jihadist forces are involved in rights abuses, says Human Rights Watch.

DRC authorities free 17 pro-democracy activists

2018-11-19 19:30

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have provisionally freed 17 pro-democracy activists who were arrested in the capital on November 1, one of the group has said.

Rights group warns US against swift normalisation with Sudan

2018-11-08 20:29

Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in DRC Ebola efforts

2018-10-04 18:31

The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mozambique's rocketing media fees provoke outcry

2018-08-23 06:01

Mozambique has imposed vastly increased media accreditation fees, triggering criticism from rights groups who described the policy as an attempt to quash scrutiny and criticism.


High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

2019-02-06 14:53

A high-profile detainee, now free, accuses Kenya, South Sudan of collaborating in his kidnapping and deportation.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues with reports of rapes

2019-01-25 14:28

Reports of a violent crackdown continue in Zimbabwe as rights groups and others accuse security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches.

WATCH: Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

2019-01-16 21:12

Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles have arrested a prominent activist and pastor, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country.

8 years on, Tunisians say revolt gave them 'freedom' but not 'dignity'

2019-01-13 15:23

Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes.

South Sudan security forces strip, rob peace deal monitors

2018-12-19 16:27

South Sudan's National Security Service forced several officials assessing the country's new peace deal to strip and face "inhuman" treatment, an international monitoring group has said

Dozens of migrants forced off boat in Libya after standoff

2018-11-21 16:02

Dozens of migrants have been forced off a cargo vessel by Libyan authorities after refusing to disembark over fears of abuses, in a move decried by human rights groups.

HRW denounces Angola's expulsion of 400 000 Congolese

2018-11-15 18:29

A global rights watchdog has called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400 000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just weeks.

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as 'wives'

2018-10-18 20:05

South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives," and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new UN report has said.

Rights group says Egypt 'forcibly disappeared' lawyer

2018-10-03 17:15

An international rights group is urging Egypt to reveal the whereabouts of a well-known rights lawyer who went missing after being detained

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition leader deported, Tsvangirai and Mugabe

2018-08-10 08:07

Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia after he was denied asylum and has been deported, and the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'tried to get Robert Mugabe's backing', says a Mugabe ally.

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