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27 March 2012

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.

23 March 2012

Leaders of the military coup against President Amadou Toumani Touré’s Mali government urged to release politicians from custody.

23 March 2012

Fires in the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare have claimed the lives of three people and destroyed up to 700 homes.

21 March 2012

Six Zimbabwean activists have been fined and sentenced to carry out community service after screening a video on events in North Africa.

20 March 2012

Slum dwellers from across Africa have launched a week of action calling on governments to stop forced evictions.

19 March 2012

Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, must be turned over to the ICC without delay following his arrest in Mauritania.

16 March 2012

Several Tanzanian schools have forced HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class, claiming it excuses them from strenuous activities.

14 March 2012

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.

12 March 2012

A new report documents how Ethiopia's civil society legislation stifles legitimate human rights work.

08 March 2012

The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.

05 March 2012

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality.

01 March 2012

Authorities urged to end the persecution of political opponents and journalists as former government minister freed after 10 years.

29 February 2012

Abukar Hasan Mohamud Kadaf is the third journalist to be killed in Mogadishu in just two months.

24 February 2012

Senegal's presidential candidates must call for calm ahead of the first round of elections this weekend.

23 February 2012

Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.

23 February 2012

A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.

16 February 2012

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.

16 February 2012

The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

16 February 2012

Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.

14 February 2012

A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.

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