October 22

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Cheers for a Hero [column]

    HRW

    In a move that will surely draw a collective cheer from thousands of women whose lives have been destroyed by brutal sexual violence, the European Parliament announced that... Read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Simone Gbagbo Trial Will Test Justice [analysis]

    ISS

    As the long-awaited court case against Côte d'Ivoire's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, and a large number of party officials starts in Abidjan this week, Ivorians will be... Read more »

  • Africa: Hague Must Indict 'Someone With a Pale Skin' [opinion]

    RNW Africa

    The ICC has garnered a bad rap in Africa, and it should do something about that, says our blogger Sunny Ntayomba. Read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian Club Scene Fertile Ground for Teenage Pregnancies

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    On Rue de Princesse, the main party street in Yopougon, a raunchy neighbourhood in the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan, every second house has been converted into an outdoor bar and... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: EU Human Rights Prize for Congolese Doctor

    Deutsche Welle

    European lawmakers have awarded Denis Mukwege the Sakharov prize for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »

  • Chad: Chad's Inaction Won't Prevent Habré Trial [press release]

    HRW

    The Chadian government's refusal to transfer two alleged accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to the special court in Senegal trying crimes during his... Read more »

  • Angola: UAN Wants Human Rights Education in University Curriculum

    ANGOP

    The director of the Law Faculty of the public Agostinho Neto University (UAN), Carlos Teixeira, suggested on Tuesday, in Luanda, the inclusion of the theme related to the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria, Others Elected to UN Human Rights Council

    Leadership

    The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday elected Nigeria and 14 other countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for a period of three years beginning on... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Anti-GBV, Human Trafficking Campaign Goes to Nyanza

    New Times

    Member of Parliament Euthalie Nyirabega has urged couples to stand up against conflicts and gender based violence, saying each has an obligation to offer a solution to the problem. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Lack of Fund Derails Humanitarian Mission - NHRC

    Daily Trust

    The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe has said that inadequate funding has hampered its humanitarian assessment mission. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: 'Zanu-PF Ushered in Human Rights'

    The Herald

    Information, Media and Broadcast Services Deputy Minister Supa Mandiwanzira, has hailed the Zanu-PF leadership for delivering human rights the country is now enjoying after a... Read more »



October 21

  • Somalia: African Union Probes Rape Allegations

    Sabahi

    The African Union (AU) has authorised an investigation team to probe allegations that African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers raped women and girls as young as 12 and... Read more »

  • Chad: Chad Refuses to Help Habre Case

    Hirondelle

    Chad has rejected a cooperation request from the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), further complicating the efforts of this Senegal-based special tribunal to bring to justice... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Wife-Beater to Peace-Preacher

    IRIN

    Jairos Maruwe used to beat up his wife so badly he once knocked her unconscious and broke her arm. It landed him in jail at least once, but it was the way he was raised. Read more »

  • Rwanda: Lifting the Lid On Rwandan Repression [column]

    HRW

    Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, who is giving a speech at London's Chatham House today, is viewed by his admirers as the man who saved the nation - who brought stability and rapid... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Debating the BBC's 'Rwanda's Untold Story' [analysis]

    African Arguments

    On 12 October, 38 signatories sent a letter to the BBC's Director-General to protest against the contents of the documentary 'Rwanda's Untold Story' first broadcast by BBC 2 on... Read more »

  • Swaziland: Activists Launch #SwaziJustice Drive

    Swazi Media

    A video in support of two jailed Swaziland journalist has been released as part of a new social media campaign to draw attention to human rights failings in the kingdom. Read more »

  • Central African Republic: Judge Orders Interim Release of Bemba Lawyers

    Bemba Trial Website

    An International Criminal Court (ICC) judge has ordered the release of the former head of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's defense team, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, and... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Gynaecologist Wins Rights Prize

    Deutsche Welle

    The 2014 Sakharov Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious human rights accolades, will go to the Congolese physician Denis Mukwege for his treatment of the victims of gang rape in... Read more »

  • South Africa: Black Actors and Filmmakers Face Enormous Obstacles [analysis]

    SACSIS

    The imminent screening of the new look Generations TV series, which has been off the air since its producer fired the cast last month, should sound an ominous knell for every Black... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article [press release]

    RSF

    Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of... Read more »

  • Africa: General Assembly Elects 15 Members to UN Human Rights Council

    UN News

    The General Assembly today elected 15 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2015. Read more »

  • Africa: UN Rights Expert Urges Dual Fight Against Torture, Corruption

    UN News

    The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is "as great as it ever has been," a United Nations... Read more »

  • Nigeria: The Escalating Insecurity in the Land [editorial]

    Daily Independent

    President Goodluck Jonathan must rise above partisanship and take necessary steps to guarantee security, and restore the rule of law. Read more »

  • South Africa: Lwandle Residents to Sanral - Where Are Our Possessions?

    GroundUp

    Lwandle residents who have been rehoused after being evicted from SA National Roads Agency land in June complain that their possessions have been lost or damaged. Read more »

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