Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in Kenya to address a “scourge” of unlawful police killings.
Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.
The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.
Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.
Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.
Police in Kenya fired teargas and violently dispersed hundreds of people participating in peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday, calling for an end to violence against protesters in Sudan.
The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.
Sudan’s ongoing political crisis has captured the world’s attention and authorities in the country have responded by blocking internet services.