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African leaders urged to address rights at summit

Rights groups have urged southern African countries to address abuses and uphold their people's freedom ahead of a meeting of regional heads of state in Zimbabwe.

2014-08-14 13:45 in News

Video shows troops slitting Boko Haram suspects' throats

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave.

2014-08-05 09:08 in News

Woman sends baby as parcel to husband

G4S officers in Nyeri town received an infant packed in a carton and addressed to a man believed to be his father.

2014-08-01 10:47 in MyNews24

Girls to sue British Airways over alleged abuse by pilot

A group of girls aged from eight to 20 years plan to sue British Airways over sexual abuse by First Officer Simon Wood who carried out the alleged crimes during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

2014-07-30 11:59 in News

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

2014-07-25 19:22 in News

Israel may be committing war crimes - UN human rights chief

Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.

2014-07-24 10:10 in News

Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Gitmo detainees

A US Navy nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, the first protest of its kind at the detention centre, a rights lawyer says.

2014-07-16 13:25 in News

IPOA probing alleged police misconduct during Operation Usalama

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is probing alleged misconduct by police officers during the Operation Usalama Watch.

2014-07-14 16:58 in MyNews24

Sudan: Woman appeals 'apostasy' death sentence

A defense lawyer for a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith says she has appealed the verdict.

2014-06-05 11:53 in News

UN rights chief calls for truth on Tiananmen

United Nations human rights Chief Navi Pillay has called on China to reveal the truth about the army's violent suppression of mass pro-democracy protests on Beijing's Tiananmen Square 25 years ago.

2014-06-04 11:43 in News

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