Human Rights

Cameroon indicts soldiers in Ngarbuh massacre in Anglophone region

Cameroon’s release on April 22, 2020, of findings about a massacre in Ngarbuh, North-West Cameroon, is an important first step in establishing the truth around the killings of civilians by government forces, Human Rights Watch said...

Security forces violently crack down on opposition during referendum in Guinea

Guinea’s security forces violently cracked down on opposition supporters in the lead up to and during the March 22, 2020 constitutional referendum and legislative elections, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.. Security forces...

BREAKING: Amnesty International releases damning report on how armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations in Africa

Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it published its annual review of human rights in...

President Yoweri Museveni’s men should respect human rights in COVID-19 response in Uganda, Human Rights Watch says

The administration of President Yoweri Museveni should respect human rights and avoid abuses as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. “Security forces have been using excessive force to...

Massacre in Burkina Faso: Witnesses share horrific, appalling details with Amnesty International

Burkina survivors have shared with Amnesty International horrific accounts of March 8 massacres in northern Yatenga province. Witnesses told Amnesty the appalling attacks were perpetrated by a 'self-defense’ armed group that has often...

European Court of Human Rights’ judgment on Slovenia a blow to Roma communities – Amnesty

The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment today that Slovenia did not violate the rights of two Roma families by failing to ensure access to basic services such as water and sanitation is a blow to...

Former supervisory corrections officer Mark Bryant convicted of unlawful Force for repeatedly tasing restrained detainee

After a four-day trial on civil rights and obstruction charges, a federal jury returned a verdict for Mark Bryant, formerly a Corporal at the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tennessee.  Bryant was convicted of two...

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African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

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