African Union: Ramaphosa Should Prioritize Rights

Expand Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as the new South Africa president at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (Johannesburg) – South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa should use his new leadership of the African Union to promote human rights and justice for violations across the continent, Human Rights […]

Prioritize Justice in Central African Republic

Expand Mahamat Al Khatim, commander of the Central African Patriotic Movement (Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique, MPC), at the peace deal signing ceremony in Bangui on February 6. Fighters from the MPC have committed abuses that could amount to war crimes from 2015 to 2018.  © 2019 GGt In the Central African Republic a year […]

A Moment for Justice in the Central African Republic

Expand Anti-Balaka fighter in Gambo, Mboumou province, Central African Republic, on August 16, 2017.  © 2017 Alexis Huguet On December 11, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for Central African Republic militia leaders Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona and Alfred Yekatom. While they can appeal the charges, as it stands, they will […]

A Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic

“Crisis” is a word often used over the last six years to describe the situation in the Central African Republic. More than 70 percent of the country remains in the control of armed groups and a fragile peace accord is being tested by recent killings in the northwest. But parts of the country under central […]

Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Denied School

Expand Survivors of attack on their primary school in Kazumba territory in December 2016.  © Holly Cartner, October 2018 (Nairobi) – Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are denied their right to education across Africa, despite progress in some countries, Human Rights Watch said today to mark the African Union’s Day of […]