Human Rights

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:50
Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, state TV said on Saturday.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:56
A former U.S. state department top expert on Nigeria has asked the American government not to sell 12 warplanes worth $500 million to the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to allegations of human rights violations and corruption.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:23
“From the outset this trial has been marred by irregularities, and allegations of torture that have not been investigated. The authorities have failed to prove any criminal responsibility for the acts of violence these individuals have been accused of. The Appeal Court must put an end this farce," said Kiné Fatim Diop, Amnesty International’s West Africa Campaigner.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:21
The government of Zimbabwe is crafting a bill to clamp down on cybercrime and terrorism, but journalists fear the bill will trample the fragile freedoms of the press and expression in the country.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:18
The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) said journalists have had to contend with frequent death threats, arbitrary arrests, assaults, detention and killings under President Salva Kiir's administration.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:26
Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete steps to address grave human rights concerns in the country, Amnesty International said today.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:24
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s crackdown on media has gone into overdrive after two radio stations were taken off air and two representatives of a third one were arrested for broadcasting an interview with a member of the opposition
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:06
Police in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno say they have deployed 100 female officers to camps for those who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency. The female officers will ensure the protection of women, said state police commissioner Damian Chukwu.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 06:49
Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday has seized copies of three daily newspapers from the printing house without stating reasons. Press sources in Khartoum said that the newspapers were likely confiscated for publishing news reports criticizing the government decision to raise fuel and electricity price.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:18
South Sudan said on Wednesday it had detained at least 17 people, most of them soldiers, suspected of committing rape and other crimes in July during an attack on Hotel Terrain in Juba.