The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country.
A new Amnesty International report details how police have conducted systematic raids on offices, arbitrarily arrested activists and seized equipment.
A new bill in the Gambia could impose lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines for criticising government officials on the internet.
Southern African leaders are urged to ensure human rights are prioritized in the run-up to elections in Zimbabwe, ahead of a key summit on the country.
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria should not sign into law a draconian new bill that would formalize discrimination against LGBTI people and have wide-ranging effects on civil liberties in the country.
Ugandan authorities must end an attack on freedom of expression that has left several media outlets shut by security forces, Amnesty International said.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.
A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.
Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.
Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over campaigning ahead of the 26 May, 2013 legislative elections.
A draft law that includes new press-related crimes and exorbitant fines for journalists who violate them looks set to be signed off by Burundi's President.
Two teachers have been deteined without charge for a week in the Republic of Congo in connection with a peaceful strike.
In Swaziland, a newspaper editor was convicted on two counts of contempt of court for questioning the independence of the country’s judiciary.
Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa who was denied bail at a court appearance today must be immediately and unconditionally released.
The alert issued by Zimbabwe police on state television implying that prominent human rights defender Jestina Mukoko was on the run from the law is a new low in the recent crackdown on dissent.
More attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum and election this year
Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.
The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.
Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.