'I felt so dehumanised': Nigerians decry police abuses

Calls grow for scrapping police investigation branch amid accusations of unlawful arrests, torture and even murder.

Nigerians want police's SARS force scrapped

Human Rights

Sierra Leone migrants return after abuse in Libya

About sixty migrants from Libya have been returned to Sierra Leone.


Officers killed in Mogadishu police academy bombing

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide attack in Mogadishu that left 18 police officers dead and 15 others wounded.

Officers dead in Somalia police academy bombing


One last push to end South Sudan's deadly civil war

Renewed negotiations, guided by the people of South Sudan, can bring genuine and long-lasting peace to the country.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima


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.