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Algerian jailed for three years for political protest memes

A supporter of Algeria’s Hirak protest movement was sentenced to three years in jail Monday for satirical social media posts mocking the government and religion,...
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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray

The first international aid convoy arrived Saturday in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region since fighting broke out more than a month ago, triggering a...

Bangladesh ships Rohingya refugees to remote island despite protests

More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees sailed on Friday from Bangladesh’s southern port of Chittagong for the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of...

African envoys head for Ethiopia as ultimatum expires for assault

African envoys went to Ethiopia to plead for peace on Wednesday, hours before an ultimatum was to expire for Tigrayan forces to surrender or face...

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision...

HRW flags ‘serious abuses’ in Tanzania’s elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that at least four people were killed by the state forces who also carried out other serious abuses...

HRW warns Ethiopia not to harm residents of Tigray regional capital

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked the Ethiopian military to spare from harm those who will stay in Makelle, the capital of the northern regional...

UN warns of war crimes in Ethiopia conflict

The United Nations warned Friday of possible war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as the US condemned the massacre of civilians in fighting which the...

HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The group...