Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.
Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.
As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.
A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Instead of putting an end to extrajudicial executions, the Nigeria Police Force is investigating a human rights official who spoke out on the issue.
The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.
One young male protester and an elderly female bystander were shot dead when the gendarmerie opened fire on a crowd.
A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.
A Cameroonian court has sentenced three men to five years in prison for alleged homosexuality.
Despite assurances that Bushra Rahma would be either charged or freed on 9 October, he continues to be held and remains on hunger strike.
Eleven prominent Eritrean politicians have been held incommunicado without charge for 10 years.
Chadian authorities are urged to release two students held for more than four months for allegedly supporting pro-reform protests.
Four Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners have been given suspended sentences for protesting against the enslavement of a 10-year old girl.
Malawians taking part in anti-government protests set for 17 August are at risk of being killed or injured by police.