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Uganda security personnel beat journalists covering rights abuse petition

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Ugandan military and police officers beat and seriously injured journalists on Wednesday as they covered the delivery of a petition about human rights violations...

Zimbabwe court rules journalist danger to public, extends detention

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A Zimbabwean court ruled on Friday that a journalist charged with inciting violence was a danger to the public and extended his detention until...

Tanzania urged to end civic space crackdown

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Tanzania should allow peaceful gatherings ahead of elections in October and step back from “draconian” laws, UN appointed independent rights experts said. In a written...

UN rights experts condemn Israel’s annexation plan and US support

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UN human rights experts said on Tuesday that Israel’s plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning...

ISS: Magufuli is driving Tanzania further from human rights

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Tanzanian president John Magufuli continues to drive his country away from good governance, democracy and human rights. His latest move was to withdraw Tanzania’s...

Iranian violence on protesters denounced

Iranian security forces shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and aimed at peoples’ heads using “severe violence” to quell anti-government unrest, UN...

Ethiopian human rights chief has his hands full

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign...

UN human rights office in Burundi forced to close

Burundi forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. Hundreds...

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...

Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team

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Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the...

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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...