Multinationals such as Total and Citadel have been exploring investment in oil, electricity and railways now that the region has stablised.
The proposed law allows men to attack their women relatives without consequence, unravelling gains made in a country where "honour" killings are rife.
A Human Rights Watch report has evidence that Syrian authorities unlawfully demolished residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012 and 2013.
The General Council of the Bar of SA is calling on government to break its silence and condemn "state-sanctioned homophobia" on the continent.
Police ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says the newly released Human Rights Watch report creates the wrong impression of the South African police.
Human Rights Watch has issued a "warning" to the South African government, that human rights are "taking a turn for the worst" in the country.
To mark 16 Days of Activism, Human Rights Watch has released a documentary about the work of LGBTI activist and award-winning artist Zanele Muholi.
Incendiary weapons are banned from use in war as they inflict indiscriminate damage, yet it appears Syrian forces have used them in the last year.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes charges, could shake things up if he shows up at UN general assembly.
Human Rights Watch has conducted an investigation into the dozens of bodies found in a river in the city of Aleppo, Syria, earlier this year.
The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for those on the move or uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution.
Seven Saudi men convicted of theft have been beheaded, more than a week after rights group appealed to the king for clemency.
Human Rights Watch reveals how child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates high maternal mortality rates and perpetuates violence against girls.
The international organisation's report has questioned South Africa's commitment to constitutional rights and equality.
An NGO report reveals that Sudanese forces have carried out indiscriminate aerial bombings and violated international humanitarian law.
The government is reversing progress on human rights in Tunisia following last year's Arab Spring revolution, Amnesty International has warned.
Former detainees have identified the locations, agencies, torture methods and commanders responsible for rights abuses in Syria to Human Rights Watch.
Institutional reform has been touted as a solution to reducing the number of pregnancy and birth related deaths.
As Syria emarks on a new peace plan, news has emerged that its forces summarily executed over 100 civilians and rebel fighters in the past few months.
Human Rights Watch has released a video calling on DRC President Joseph Kabila to arrest General Bosco Ntaganda and send him to face war crime charges.