Why do some peacekeepers rape? The full report | Africa

UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace.  But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed... Read more »

Is the UN sending the wrong people to keep the peace? | UN

UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace.  But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed... Read more »

Why Kenya’s presidential election on August 8 matters | Kenya

Kenyans will be heading to the polls on August 8 for elections that have been closely followed not just in the Horn of Africa country but across the world. Election posters have... Read more »

Q&A with AU ambassador to US Arikana Chihombori-Quao | Human Rights

Washington, DC – It has been almost six months since Arikana Chihombori-Quao was appointed African Union’s ambassador to the United States. Chihombori-Quao, a former medical doctor, served as the Chair of the African... Read more »

Africa's human rights court and the limits of justice

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is a tribunal established to ensure the protection of human rights across the continent.  The court recently celebrated its 10th anniversary – a decade... Read more »

New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

Nyumanzi, Uganda – Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi... Read more »

Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers

Gal’ad, Somalia – “Line up in a straight line. We will do the talking on your behalf,” an elderly man with a henna-dyed beard tells the group of young men. They are... Read more »

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

Almost four decades since former Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat extended a hand of peace to Israel, the two governments have reached “full partnership and unbreakable alliance”, analysts say. Although many Egyptians continue... Read more »

Calais: Moving from the 'Jungle' to Stalingrad

Paris, France – It’s a ‘jungle’ in the heart of Paris. Located in the city’s 19th arrondissement, hundreds of tents surround the Stalingrad and Jaures metro stations, stretching down Avenue de Flandre... Read more »

Lariam: The 'health tragedy' and the soldiers who pay

Glasgow, Scotland – At 38 years old, the former British Royal Navy engineer has lived much of his adult life in mental torment. Dispatched to Sierra Leone in 2000 as part of Operation Palliser... Read more »