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Hundreds ‘disappeared,’ tortured in Uganda – HRW

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The Ugandan government has failed to hold to account security officials who have unlawfully detained and tortured hundreds of government critics, opposition supporters, peaceful...

Human rights abuse rife in terrorist-torn Cabo Delgado as Mozambique struggles...

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has documented several human rights abuses in the now infamous Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique. War crimes such as beheadings...

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says

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Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

Repression escalates in the DR Congo – HRW

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President Felix Tshisekedi’s administration in the Democratic Republic of Congo has increasingly cracked down on the media and activist groups during its two years...

Dozen of bodies found in Burkina Faso, and rights group suspects...

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At least 180 bodies have been found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW),...

DR Congo police crackdown on sect killed 55 in “bloodbath” –...

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Democratic Republic of Congo police killed at least 55 people in a crackdown on a separatist religious sect in April, more than double the...

Egyptian security forces commit war crimes in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch...

Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights

Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even...

Egyptian human rights lawyer “forcibly disappeared”

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An international rights group accused Egyptian authorities of "forcibly disappearing" a prominent human rights lawyer due to be released from prison last...

Short sentences for Congo peacekeepers decried

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Three Congo Republic peacekeepers were given sentences of just three years in jail for murdering civilians and are already free, Human Rights...

Egypt crackdown paving the way for long term Sisi rule –...

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has overseen a crackdown on dissent unprecedented in Egypt and an election next week looks set to return...

Libya too violent for elections this year- Human Rights Watch

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Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or...

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...

LNA linked groups possibly responsible for east Libya killings

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The bodies of 36 men found near the eastern Libyan town al-Abyar in October appear to have been summarily executed by armed...

Dozens of civilians killed in CAR – report

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Armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR) killed at least 45 civilians in apparent reprisal strikes over the past three months, Human...

UN peacekeepers, not just militants, occupied CAR schools – claim

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Armed groups and even United Nations peacekeepers occupied schools or set up bases nearby in the Central African Republic (CAR), preventing countless...

Mali’s ex-junta chief on trial over killings

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A Malian court began the trial of former coup leader General Amadou Sanogo on Wednesday on charges of "complicity in kidnapping and...

Dozens killed, missing in Kenya crackdown on militants

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Dozens of people have died or disappeared without a trace after being detained by Kenyan security forces during operations against Islamist militants...

Human Rights Watch accuses Congo Republic peacekeepers of killings

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Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused soldiers from the Republic of Congo of killing 18 people, including women and children, while serving...

Sudanese forces silence female activists with violence, rape-rights group

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Sudanese security forces have used threats, assault and rape to silence female human rights activists, forcing many to abandon their work or...

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