HRW: Widespread election-related sexual violence in Kenya

In Kenya, dozens of women have told Human Rights Watch (HRW) that they were gang-raped during the recent presidential election campaigns.


Rwanda report: France 'complicit' in 1994 genocide

Rwanda calls on France to declassify evidence relating to the 1994 genocide, which killed more than 800,000 people.

Rwanda report: France 'complicit' in 1994 genocide


Online campaign to free journalist Patrice Nganang in Cameroon

English speakers in Cameroon are demanding an end to what they say is discrimination by the French-speaking majority.


What can we expect from South Africa's ANC conference?

The ANC conference won't mend the organisation's fractures or its inability to offer a promising vision for the country.

Raymond Suttner

by Raymond Suttner

Raymond Suttner

Humanitarian crises

A history of violence: Growing up in CAR

A child born from rape and a young gunshot victim grow up amid CAR's cycle of violence.

A history of violence: Growing up in CAR


Liberia sets date for delayed presidential run-off vote

The poll, delayed for weeks, pits former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Liberia elections: Run-off vote set for December 26


Kenya's election violence worsens inter-ethnic divisions

Kenyans have had two controversial and often violent presidential elections in recent months.


Libya's wretched web of collusion

The EU and its member states are complicit in the suffering of refugees and migrants stuck in Libya.

John Dalhuisen

by John Dalhuisen

John Dalhuisen


Does Ethiopia's new TV channel mean more media freedom?

All eyes are glued on KANA TV's high-stake dramas, which could be sign of more press freedom in a restricted landscape.

Does KANA TV signal more media freedom?


UK Zimbabweans extend 15-year rally after Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition accuses ruling ZANU-PF party of only being interested in 'power and control'.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster


Zimbabwe: Victims of mass 1980s killings still wait for justice

The new president, Emerson Mnangagwa, and former military chiefs appointed to his cabinet are implicated in the events.


Mada Underground: Street Art in Madagascar

Madagascan slam poets, artists and skateboarders make space for creative expression despite poverty and colonial legacy.


South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship. It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.


Women with mouths taped shut demand end to S Sudan war

Hundreds of women take to the streets of the capital, Juba, to call for an end to the country's devastating war.

Women take to streets to demand end to South Sudan war


South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Protestors are accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of allowing business to control the government via corruption.