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.
A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against multinational company Trafigura for the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Cote d'Ivoire.
A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against Trafigura for illegally exporting toxic waste to Cote d'Ivoire.
Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.
Virtually the entire population of Abyei remains displaced by ongoing fighting between factions in Sudan and South Sudan.
Virtually the entire population of Abyei was displaced by violence earlier this year and ongoing insecurity has prevented their return.
Members of the opposition in the DRC have been targeted in dozens of politically motivated arrests by the security forces since elections last month.
Three Zimbabwean human rights activists arrested this week are “prisoners of conscience".
Nigeria's Senate has passed a draconian bill that threatens basic human rights and criminalizes same-sex relationships.
A Cameroonian court has sentenced three men to five years in prison for alleged homosexuality.
The South African parliament has passed a controversial secrecy bill which will put severe limitations on free speech.