Human Rights

Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

Lifting her robe the young woman revealed undulating scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her neck and along her arms

African voices raised in support of people with albinism

African voices raised in support of people with albinism

Girls forced into child marriage because they can't afford sanitary pads

Girls forced into child marriage because they can't afford sanitary pads

When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period at the age of 12 her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for sanitary pads.

Sudanese editor imprisoned for criticising president’s family

Sudanese editor imprisoned for criticising president’s family

At the time, the NISS suspended Al Tayyar indefinitely and allowed it to reopen in March 2014 upon a ruling of the Constitutional Court.

UNESCO: 264 million children worldwide are not in school

UNESCO: 264 million children worldwide are not in school

There were 40 countries where fewer than one in four young people had completed secondary education.

CAR militias using rape and sexual slavery as weapons says HRW

CAR militias using rape and sexual slavery as weapons says HRW

Survivors reported being burned, whipped, tied up, threatened with death and raped by up to 10 or more men during a single incident.

Egypt arrests 33 after gay flag raised

Egypt arrests 33 after gay flag raised

There is no specific law in Egypt banning homosexuality, but gays face discrimination there.

People with disabilities caught up in raging CAR conflict

People with disabilities caught up in raging CAR conflict

For the past few weeks, Central African Republic (CAR) cities such as Zemio have evolved from battlefields for rival rebel groups into ghost towns

Pink for girls, blue for boys not so innocent?

Pink for girls, blue for boys not so innocent?

Gender stereotyping starts young and can pose dangers: study

Cameroon forcibly repatriates 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers

Cameroon forcibly repatriates 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers

Refugees who reached Cameroon’s only designated camp for Nigerian refugees, in Minawao, have also faced violence from Cameroonian soldiers.

Is the UN doing enough to stop peacekeeper abuse?

Is the UN doing enough to stop peacekeeper abuse?

Are the suspects of rape and abuse investigated and held to account?

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?

Mass exodus has roots in events that took place centuries - and weeks - ago

Africa’s growth engine is running low on fuel

Africa’s growth engine is running low on fuel

Continent needs doubling of aid by 2020 to turn tide

Between rock and hard place

Between rock and hard place

Aung Sang Suu Kyi is damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t end Rohingya killings

African children face food shortages at school

African children face food shortages at school

Other particularly at-risk countries include Liberia, Mali and Mauritania, but the funding dearth stretches across the region.