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Killings, rape mar Burundi referendum

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At least 15 people were killed and six raped during a referendum campaign in Burundi that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza hold...

Central African Republic mass rape allegation

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Militia fighters attacked, kidnapped and raped a large group of women in an isolated area of Central African Republic last month, Medecins...

Kenya police allegedly assaulted and raped women during election

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Several dozen women in Kenya maintain police officers attacked them during this year's election season and some said they were raped by...

DRC militia members jailed for life on rape charges

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Eleven Congolese militia fighters were jailed for life for raping girls as young as 18 months during ceremonies meant to give the...

Child rape trial underway in DR Congo

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Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims'...

FBI helping South Sudan in murder and rape trial

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A US Federal Bureau of Investigation official is helping South Sudan to prosecute suspects in the murder of a South Sudanese aid...

Murder, rape trial of South Sudan troops starts

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South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping at least five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague last year are due to...

Somali militants kill men accused of rape

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Somali Islamist militants said they publicly stoned a man to death and shot another dead after both were accused of raping a...

Soldiers who rape should be shot – Kiir

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The president of South Sudan said on Monday soldiers who rape civilians should be shot, trying to mollify citizens outraged by security...

Nigeria to investigate alleged rapes by police and soldiers

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Nigeria's president has ordered an investigation into allegations by a rights group of rapes by soldiers and police of women and girls...

Kidnap, rape and looting on the rise in South Sudan

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Looting, kidnapping and sexual violence are increasing in South Sudan, refugees arriving in Uganda have told the United Nations, while hunger and...

South Sudan security forces killed, raped civilians: UN

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Government soldiers and security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month...

South Sudan rejects UN soldier rape and killing accusations

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South Sudan rejected accusations by the UN that its soldiers had raped and killed civilians during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month...

“Bad blood” fears fuel abuse of children born of Boko Haram...

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Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been...

Congo arrests politician accused of leading militia that raped children

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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a provincial lawmaker accused of leading a militia that raped about 30 very young...

ISS: Male victims of sexual violence: war’s silent sufferers

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Sexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. It is also increasingly being used as a...

DR Congo troops raped 14 women in three days, says U.N....

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Government soldiers raped 14 women over a three-day period in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the human rights office of the U.N....

Scale of South Sudan sexual violence is unprecedented – Red Cross

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Women in South Sudan have suffered unprecedented levels of sexual violence in the last two years, including abduction, rape, forced marriage and...

Militiamen rape 127 women in east Congo town

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Armed men raped 127 women earlier this month during a raid on a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu...

South Africa should invest in public toilets to combat sexual assault:...

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Investing in public toilets could reduce the number of sexual assaults in South African townships by almost a third and lower the...

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