Activists marched through Nairobi to protest against the murder of election commission official Christopher Msando just days ahead of the polls.
Human rights activists condemn acquittal of ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo, charged with war crimes for her role during 2010-11 post-election conflict
Tanzanian President Magufuli's threat to clamp down on the LGBTI community is creating a climate of hatred and fear.
President Macky Sall in June ordered the removal of children from the streets and said those who force them to beg would be imprisoned.
Media freedom is crucial prior to 1 December polls but that has not stopped Gambia's strongman from arresting journalists.
The Gambian government acknowledged the death of Solo Sandeng in a court affidavit, citing the causes of death as “shock” and “respiratory failure.”
Four out of ten girls in Tanzania marry before they reach the age of 18, at which point their life dreams receive a rude shock.
Uncomfortable reading: Burundi, Uganda AU peacekeepers 'sexually exploit & rape vulnerable Somali women'
The youngest victim in the cases investigated by Human Rights Watch was a 12-year-old girl, in allegations that could severely hurt peacekeeping.