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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...