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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...