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Diplomatic test in Egypt for French president

When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list...

Egypt launches human rights committee

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Egypt is forming a committee tasked with responding to censure of its human rights record - but critics say it will do...

US on Tanzania human rights and civil liberties restrictions

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The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of...

Human rights in Morocco deteriorate

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Morocco's most influential rights group AMDH deplored what it said was a surge in political and arbitrary detentions of human rights campaigners,...

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...

Egypt systematically targets rights activists – UN

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Seventeen UN human rights experts criticised Egypt for its use of anti-terrorism laws to detain activists fighting for women's rights and against...

Eritrea human rights record a concern – US diplomat

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The top US diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said concerns over Eritrea's human rights record hindered...

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – UN

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Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by government, hampering coverage of the...

Kenya suspends action against rights groups

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The Kenyan government ordered the suspension of moves to shut down two rights groups who raised concerns over last week's election, hours...

Kenya government says it will close human rights organisations

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The Kenyan government is trying to shut down a rights group and a pro-democracy organisation who raised queries over last week's disputed...

Ugandan gay rights activist arrested in Rwanda

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A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist was arrested on arrival at Kigali airport on suspicion of "drunkenness and gross misconduct", police said. Kasha...

Accountability for human rights abuses in South Sudan more important than...

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A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's "biggest challenges," the Human...

UN hears of human rights violations amid fighting in Libya

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Fighting in Libya's oil coastline region this month has been marked by human rights violations while attacks are likely to worsen in...

AU, South Sudan stalling on human rights court: UN

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The African Union and South Sudan are failing in their joint responsibility to set up a court to prosecute atrocities in the...

New threat to bailout as Greek right rejects more austerity

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Greece's conservatives vowed to reject any new austerity measures in return for the aid that is keeping Athens from bankruptcy, signalling a...

Religious minorities put faith in Tunisia’s democracy

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Minority Jews and Christians are putting their faith in Tunisia's nascent democracy to ensure its new Islamist-led leadership respects their rights in...

SA police arrest man over World Cup death threat

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South Africa's police on Thursday arrested one of two men who threatened in a television interview to rob and kill fans at...

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