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South Sudan government troops, rebels may have committed war crimes

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South Sudan's government troops and rebel forces have committed serious abuses that may amount to war crimes during fighting in two oil-producing...

Powerful new cluster bombs used in Syria

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The Syrian military has begun targeting opposition areas with a new type of cluster munitions rockets which is larger and more powerful...

Ethiopian police torture political detainees: Human Rights Watch

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Ethiopian police investigators in Addis Ababa's main detention center have tortured political detainees and regularly mistreat people in custody to extract confessions,...

Syrian rebels killed 190 civilians in August dawn raid: HRW

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Syrian rebels killed at least 190 civilians and took more than 200 hostage during an offensive in Latakia province in August, Human...

All sides in Somali conflict guilty of violations: HRW

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All sides in Somalia's conflict, including peacekeepers, government troops and Islamist rebels, have carried out war crimes and killed civilians, said Human...

Burundi expels Human Rights Watch representative

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Burundi has told a researcher for an international human rights organisation to leave the central African country, accusing her of disparaging the...

UN worried about human rights in Western Sahara

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the head of Western Sahara's independence movement Polisario he was worried about alleged violations of human rights...

Rights researcher asked to leave Rwanda

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Rwanda has asked a human rights researcher to leave the country, citing anomalies in her visa application, in a move the watchdog...

Angola needs to improve anti-corruption fight: report

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Global watchdog group Human Rights Watch today called on Angola's government to do more to fight corruption, saying Angolans were not benefitting...

Bid to prosecute Chadian dictator drags on

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Ten years after Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was indicted in Senegal for mass murder and torture, his case has yet to come...

DRC army commander may face trial for abuses

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The Democratic Republic of Congo will try an army commander accused of mass killing and rape of civilians if a military report...

Four African countries probed for money laundering practices

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A US Senate subcommittee has issued a 325-page report highlighting four shocking cases of African countries trying to funnel millions of dollars...

Equatorial Guinea leader confident of poll win

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Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema voiced confidence yesterday he would extend his 30-year rule over the central African oil nation in...

ICC prosecutor requests Kenya investigation

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The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor asked judges to approve a formal investigation into post-election murders, rapes and deportations in Kenya last...

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