Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.
The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.
Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.
Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people accused of treason or terrorism over the past six months, according to state-affiliated media.
Over the past two weeks, Sudan has been gripped by anti-governmental protests with security forces opening fire on crowds with live ammunition on multiple occasions. The Sudanese government says at least 19 people have been killed in protest violence but
Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.
Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested former deputy intelligence chief Yared Zerihun amid investigations into corruption and human right abuses committed by security forces.
Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.
Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.