• One of many houses marked with the word “Tutsi” stands in a deserted village in eastern Rwanda, just a few kilometers from a church in which more than 1,000 people were massacred by Hutu militiamen.



  • Apr 24, 2014
    Kenyan authorities failed to investigate adequately a spate of organized gang attacks on western villages during and after the March 2013 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The authorities should reopen investigations into the attacks in Busia and Bungoma counties and prosecute those responsible for carrying out and supporting the attacks.
  • Apr 23, 2014
    The United Nations Security Council should react to horrific attacks on civilians in the South Sudan towns of Bor and Bentiu by requesting an urgent UN fact-finding mission. The Security Council should impose sanctions on individuals in both government and opposition forces who are responsible for grave abuses.
  • Apr 21, 2014
    Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government protests in September 2013.
  • Apr 20, 2014
    The bomb explosion in Abuja last Monday provided one of the most gruesome images yet in Nigeria’s battle against extremist violence in its northern region. The pieces of metal from exploded vehicles and patches of human flesh had hardly settled when the spokesperson for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) released a media statement blaming the attack on political opponents, but without publishing a single piece of evidence to support this grave accusation.
  • Apr 18, 2014
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  • Apr 15, 2014
    Escalating violence across five states in central Nigeria has killed more than 1,000 people since December 2013. The failure of Nigerian authorities to investigate the attacks or bring those responsible to justice is likely to exacerbate the cycle of violence in the conflict-prone north central region.
  • Apr 11, 2014

    Kenyan police and other security agencies should stop arbitrary arrests and detentions, extortion, and other abuses against Somalis during security operations,  Human Rights Watch said.

  • Apr 7, 2014
    Ethiopian expats, including those living in the United States, have become targets of Addis Ababa's global espionage.
  • Apr 4, 2014