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.
Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.
A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.
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.
The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.
A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.
Talks are under way at the UN to agree a comprehensive treaty to regulate the global arms trade, due to be finalized later this year.
A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
Chadian authorities forcibly evicted more than 670 people from their homes to make way for a hotel in the capital N'Djamena.
Uganda's Parliament is urged to scrap the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been re-introduced.
At least one man was killed on Tuesday when a police car ploughed into a group of anti-Wade protesters in Place de l’Obélisque in the capital, Dakar.
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.
The international community must call on the Somali authorities to end impunity after the latest killing of a reporter in Mogadishu.
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.
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.