Human Rights

Bogota’s anti-slavery drive

Bogota’s anti-slavery drive

In Colombia, women and children sold into sex work is the most common form of human trafficking

Women hit by drought trade water for firewood in Kenya

Women hit by drought trade water for firewood in Kenya

In the absence of a functional government the water supply is privatised by companies and is unregulated

Zimbabwe fails to deal with child labour scourge

Zimbabwe fails to deal with child labour scourge

Children exploited while being forced to work on country's sugarcane fields for pittance

Somalia’s impossible fight against cholera

Somalia’s impossible fight against cholera

In the absence of a functional government the water supply is privatised by companies and is unregulated

Durban to lead a global protest against child abuse and gender-based violence

Durban to lead a global protest against child abuse and gender-based violence

People want their voices heard.

Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

Children forced onto the streets to beg for food or money to take back to teachers

Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

Thousands of youngsters find themselves in biggest refugee crisis in history

Farmers, jobless vying for votes in Kenya

Farmers, jobless vying for votes in Kenya

An opportunity for big salaries is seen as one of the reasons some candidates contest Kenya’s elections

Kenya: where the dead come back to vote

Kenya: where the dead come back to vote

Elections in Kenya are a fraught business, with polls beset with claims of rigging and intimidation

Another Zambian opposition leader detained, accused of defaming president

Another Zambian opposition leader detained, accused of defaming president

Saviour Chishimba has criticised the state of emergency

Kenyan polls spark fear of return to last decade’s bloodbath

Kenyan polls spark fear of return to last decade’s bloodbath

Party leaders promise a peaceful transfer of power

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

Amy Colle Dieng "disrespectful" in saying in Whatsapp group that president stole election victory last week

Movement tackles a weighty timebomb in Mozambique

Movement tackles a weighty timebomb in Mozambique

Bullying and body shaming have swept across the country in a tidal wave

Bissau clinic helps amputee plan new life as rapper-DJ

Bissau clinic helps amputee plan new life as rapper-DJ

Senegalese rapper and DJ Louis Bernard Diedhiou was a teenager on the day in 2001 when his love of megastar musician Youssou N’Dour nearly killed him.

Uganda’s policy towards refugees is superb

Uganda’s policy towards refugees is superb

Deep compassion has resulted in a progressive approach to displaced persons