Africa

Burundi conflict: A timeline of how the country reached crisis point

A chronology of key events in Burundi. April 26 marks one year since violence erupted over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.

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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.

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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.

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Chained like prisoners

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.