Libya reels under reign of terror

Islamic State is ‘getting away with murder’ in Sirte, where dozens have been beheaded or shot, says Human Rights Watch.



In memory of Malick Sidibe - "The eye of Bamako"

World renowned photographer Malick Sidibé was known for documenting his country's nightlife in black-and-white. This is a selection of some of his finest work.


Nigeria’s children robbed of education

Two years after the abduction of the 276 Chibok girls, Human Rights Watch looks at Boko Haram’s devastating impact on education in northeast Nigeria.


Chained like prisoners

People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are being forced into institutions where they face abuses such as beatings and overcrowding.


Kenya and the tradition of homophobic violence

For many LGBT people in Kenya, safety is a daily concern and the limited response by authorities means violence continues with impunity.


Gambia: Two decades of fear and repression revealed

An HRW report details how Gambia’s government commits serious human rights violations against perceived critics and political opponents.


Child mortality declining in Niger

A Nigerien blogger visits villages in Niger, investigating whether child mortality rates have improved since the commitment to the MDGs in 2000.


Bosco Ntaganda’s blood-stained path to the ICC

After evading justice for nine years, DRC rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda is facing the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.