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Civilian deaths laid at door of Burkina Faso security forces

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) believes security forces in Burkina Faso summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations against...

Police killings in Kenya continue

Kenyan police shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi slums over the past two months, violating laws on the use of excessive force,...

DR Congo police accused of executions

An international rights group accused Congolese police of summarily executing at least 27 people, some bound, strangled and mutilated in a crackdown on gangs...

South Sudan violence blocking food aid

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Violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid needed to stave off severe hunger in some areas, the World Food...

Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

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At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold...

Migrants abused in Yemen

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African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are subject to physical and sexual abuse in detention, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW)...

HRW says Trump is ‘disaster’ for human rights, fuels authoritarians

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U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression...

Kenya police allegedly assaulted and raped women during election

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Several dozen women in Kenya maintain police officers attacked them during this year's election season and some said they were raped by...

Exiled rebels used to suppress anti-Kabila protests – claim

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Congolese security officials recruited more than 200 exiled rebel fighters to suppress protests against President Joseph Kabila a year ago, ordering them...

HRW website blocked by Egypt

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Egypt blocked the website of Human Rights Watch a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country's...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...