A new report documents how Ethiopia's civil society legislation stifles legitimate human rights work.
Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality.
Authorities urged to end the persecution of political opponents and journalists as former government minister freed after 10 years.
Abukar Hasan Mohamud Kadaf is the third journalist to be killed in Mogadishu in just two months.
Senegal's presidential candidates must call for calm ahead of the first round of elections this weekend.
Malawi's former Attorney General, who is critical of the current government, has been returned to prison despite a court order to release him on bail.
A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.
A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.
Amnesty International considers four men jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts in the the Gambia to be prisoners of conscience.
Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.
The South African parliament has passed a controversial secrecy bill which will put severe limitations on free speech.
A proposed secrecy bill could have severe consequences for freedom of expression in South Africa, if it is passed by parliament today.
Two journalists are at risk of torture after being detained over an article criticizing South Sudan's president.
A new report describes how Ugandan journalists, opposition politicians and activists are being targeted for criticizing the authorities.
Five activists being held after a peaceful protest in Malawi's capital are prisoners of conscience.
The dismissal of a high court judge in Swaziland sets an ominous precedent for other judges resisting government pressure on the judiciary.
Three protesters have been killed during clashes between police and demonstrators at an oppostion rally in Conakry.
A prominent journalist and four senior opposition politicians have been arrested on accusations of terrorism-related activities.
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.