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Protestors against the law say "Not to mass surveillance" in April
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

Journalists take new French spy law to European rights court

A French journalists' group is to fight France's new security law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming that new powers to intercept phone calls and digital communications are a ...
Burundi police patrol the streets of the Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
02/10/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: EU levels sanctions against 4 high-ranking security and intelligence officials

The European Council on Friday named four Burundi officials targeted with travel restrictions and asset freezes for a violent crackdown on protests and a failed coup attempt.
Young Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr.
23/09/2015 - Saudi Arabia

Activists campaign to stop Saudi youth's crucifixion as kingdom heads UN rights panel

Saudi Arabia has dismissed the final appeal of a 21-year old man due to be beheaded and crucified for taking part in anti-government protests even though he was a minor at the time.
Journalists fact-check African leaders
19/09/2015 - African Media

Journalists fact-check African leaders

The AFP foundation has launched a fact-checking initiative for African news outlets. Peter Cunliffe-Jones, the head of Africa Check, talks about the reactions the project has garnered from journalists across Africa and the French version that will be launched soon.

José Marcos Mavungo
16/09/2015 - Angola

Rights groups protest campaigner Mavungo's jail sentence

A court in Angola has sentenced rights activist José Marcos Mavungo to six years in prison on rebellion charges, generating a chorus of protest from international rights groups who say his ...
Rescued asylum-seekers about to disembark in port of Palermo, Sicily
24/08/2015 - Libya - Italy - France

Drama and joy at sea as MSF rescues children as young as 11

A growing number of West African children — some as young as 11 — are onboard unseaworthy vessels bound for Europe, warns French medical charity MSF, also known as Doctors Without ...
20/08/2015 - Mauritania

Jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activist to boycott court hearing

A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday.
Burundi police patrol the streets of Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
12/08/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: Dialogue must resume immediately to prevent ‘systematic violence’, says US envoy

Burundi needs to restart inclusive political dialogue immediately to bring an end to the violence, according to Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh gives his July 22, 2015 speech where he pardoned more than 200 detainees from Mile 2 prison in Banjul
26/07/2015 - The Gambia

Recently released detainees fleeing Gambia to avoid re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police ...
US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn during meeting in New York, 25 September 2014
24/07/2015 - Ethiopia

Obama's visit to Ethiopia must extend relationship beyond security and business: activists

Rights activists and press freedom advocates are pushing US President Barack Obama to raise concerns over political space, press freedom and human rights in Ethiopia, ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa ...