One year after the most violent battle of the post-election conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, authorities must cooperate fully with an ICC probe into human rights abuses.
Leaders of the military coup against President Amadou Toumani Touré’s Mali government urged to release politicians from custody.
Fires in the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare have claimed the lives of three people and destroyed up to 700 homes.
Six Zimbabwean activists have been fined and sentenced to carry out community service after screening a video on events in North Africa.
Slum dwellers from across Africa have launched a week of action calling on governments to stop forced evictions.
Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, must be turned over to the ICC without delay following his arrest in Mauritania.
Several Tanzanian schools have forced HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class, claiming it excuses them from strenuous activities.
In its landmark first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of using child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo.
A new report documents how Ethiopia's civil society legislation stifles legitimate human rights work.
The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality.
Authorities urged to end the persecution of political opponents and journalists as former government minister freed after 10 years.
Abukar Hasan Mohamud Kadaf is the third journalist to be killed in Mogadishu in just two months.
Senegal's presidential candidates must call for calm ahead of the first round of elections this weekend.
Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.
A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.
Malawi's former Attorney General, who is critical of the current government, has been returned to prison despite a court order to release him on bail.
The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.
A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.