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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »