Assistant Secretary of State Cancels Visit to Baku: Democracy Dialogue With Azerbaijan Will Not Be Productive
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 08:43
Washington ceased civil society and democracy dialogue with Azerbaijani authorities.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 06:01
At least 2,212 people were killed by the police in Brazil in 2013, according to the Brazilian Public Security Forum, an independent research group, and experts say the actual number is probably substantially higher.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:46
In the face of relentless citizen aspiration for greater political and civil liberties, despotic African rulers are desperate to maintain good relations with their Western partners.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:36
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Kyrgyz lawmakers to reject a bill requiring domestic NGOs that receive foreign funding and engage in "political activities" to register as "foreign agents."
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:52
Many in Georgia heaved a collective sigh of relief after pro-LGBT rights rallies went without clashes on May 17, the International Day against Homophobia.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:48
Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:33
Burundi's army was deployed on Monday for the first time to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the president's bid for a third term.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:21
The mainstream media calls farmers in the province of Islay, in the southern department of Arequipa, “anti-mining terrorists” for their opposition to the Tía María mine, a project of the mining company Southern Copper, which has had a presence in southern Peru for half a century.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 05:22
At first glance, the constitutional crisis in Burundi appears to embody the very worst of African politics, to encapsulate all the negative stereotypes about leadership and power on this continent. The author of the article argues, that the situation is quite the opposite, and the events in Burundi show the progress of African civil society.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 05:14
A growing political crisis is threatening to plunge Burundi into renewed bloodshed a decade after it emerged from civil war, with over 40,000 people already fleeing the country, officials say.