Human rights

Maiduguri city in Nigeria rocked by explosion and gunfire

Maiduguri city in Nigeria rocked by explosion and gunfire

Unknown gunmen shot dead a traffic warden earlier on Monday in Nigeria's restive northern city of Maiduguri followed by loud explosion and gun firing...
Central Africa Republic celebrate 50th Anniversary of Intellectual Property right

Central Africa Republic celebrate 50th Anniversary of Intellectual Property right

The national structure of the intellectual property right celebrates its 50th anniversary in collaboration with the week of the intellectual property right in Bangui....
Northen Mali: Corporal punishment multiply against The population

Northen Mali: Corporal punishment multiply against The population

Civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict in northern Mali, as Islamists continue their reign of terror against those they claim do not...
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North Sudan: 354 Christian and Jewish Southern Sudanese Slaves Liberated

14-year-old Ngor Angok Malith was thrilled to be liberated from slavery in Northern Sudan and reunited with his mother. For the past decade, the...
FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival

FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival

Around 150 members of the British film industry gathered on Wednesday evening for the London launch of the 8th International Sahara Film Festival: the...
Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association

Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association

On-going treason trials in Zimbabwe have split an influential grouping of human rights lawyers over accusations of rampant partisan representation and neglect of arrested...
Women equality and rights still a challenge in Africa

Women equality and rights still a challenge in Africa

Seven of them were waving thin tree branches as they marched amid singing and sweat under the sweltering heat of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, until...
Libya: Gaddafi regime and protesters killing migrant workers

Libya: Gaddafi regime and protesters killing migrant workers

As the propensity for civil war heightens in Libya, citizens of poorer nations trapped in the crisis and terror shaking the North African country...
Zimbabwe: Activists arrested to prevent Egypt-Tunisian style protests

Zimbabwe: Activists arrested to prevent Egypt-Tunisian style protests

Security forces in Zimbabwe claim to have foiled Egyptian-style uprisings after arresting 46 rights activists in the capital Harare for allegedly “plotting to oust...
Rosa Parks: A Black heroine

Rosa Parks: A Black heroine

African-American activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005) famously stood up for the Civil Rights Movement by sitting down in a segregated section of a Montgomery, Alabama...
Ethiopia: Four NGOs get government ban

Ethiopia: Four NGOs get government ban

Ethiopian authorities have revoked the licenses of four Non-Governmental Organizations (two local and two foreign). The government of the Horn of Africa country claims...
More protests expected in Egypt

More protests expected in Egypt

The alleged mistreatment of an Egyptian Google executive whose Facebook group may have triggered the Egyptian revolution is set to inspire more protests against...
Ethiopia: Somali and Gambella abuses decried

Ethiopia: Somali and Gambella abuses decried

An estimated number of 350,000 Ethiopians were forcefully displaced internally late last year owing to human rights violations and conflicts by both the Ethiopian...
Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union

Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union

The European Union (EU) has given more than 300,000€ in funding for gay rights associations in Cameroon. Opposed to these grants, the government argues...
Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sex workers and their allies, clustered in intimate gatherings in cities around...
Ugandan children fall prey to human sacrifice

Ugandan children fall prey to human sacrifice

In the last 4 days, two babies have been sacrificed in Uganda. Their bodies were found along roadsides by people going to work early...
Obama, Indonesia and human rights

Obama, Indonesia and human rights

“The rise in economic freedom in China has been hugely beneficial to China and to the world. I hope in time this will lead...
Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Human Rights Watch has advised the Ugandan government to ensure that in the lead-in to the forthcoming election, those responsible for any violence are...
DRC refugees to leave Uganda

DRC refugees to leave Uganda

"One can never be satisfied by living in exile... notwithstanding the warm hospitality one gets from a host country", said 45 year old Banga...
Nigeria: Group moves to halt “inhumane” government project

Nigeria: Group moves to halt “inhumane” government project

An attempt by the Nigerian government to refurbish the capital city of major oil producing state may render over 200,000 people homeless, a statement...
Homophobia:  The violence of intolerance

Homophobia: The violence of intolerance

Seth Walsh was thirteen years old when he walked into the garden of the home he shared with his family in Tehachapi, California last...
Equatorial Guinea: African Leaders protest UNESCO Prize for President

Equatorial Guinea: African Leaders protest UNESCO Prize for President

Renowned African elites have written to UNESCO to cancel a prize named for the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who took...
Zimbabwe asked to strike death penalty as African death row statistics fall

Zimbabwe asked to strike death penalty as African death row statistics fall

Amnesty International (AI) is appealing to rival Zimbabwe’s political leaders to abolish the death penalty as the southern African nation is attempting to craft...
Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

The Nigerian Joint Task Force operating in the troubled Niger Delta region opened fires on protesters without provocation, reports have claimed. The demonstrators were...
UN succumbs to Rwanda’s Peacekeeping leverage

UN succumbs to Rwanda’s Peacekeeping leverage

The Subtleties of diplomacy may have trounced fact as the UN in order to maintain the stability in the Central Africa region, has moved...
Human rights defenders beaten at Western Saharan airport

Human rights defenders beaten at Western Saharan airport

Four human rights defenders were injured, one seriously, by Moroccan police in Western Sahara after returning home from an international conference in Algiers yesterday....
Egypt: A Muslim and Coptic Christian tug of war versus civil liberties

Egypt: A Muslim and Coptic Christian tug of war versus civil liberties

Religious events in Egypt have lately taken a new direction. It is an open secret that the minority Copt Christians in the northern African...
Darfur – south Sudan: Confusion over conflict resolution approach

Darfur – south Sudan: Confusion over conflict resolution approach

Debates over which approach (incentive or balanced) to implement in resolving the unrest in Darfur and ensuring a peaceful referendum on southern Sudan independence...
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96 organisations, including 34 IFEX members, call on UNESCO to pull Obiang Prize

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, Human Rights Watch and...
A call for sex workers’ rights in Africa

A call for sex workers’ rights in Africa

African governments must reconsider their legal and policy posture towards sex work in order to respect and uphold African sex workers’ human rights. ...