Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

Migrants  from Tunisia and Libya are examined as they arrive on board  an Italian coast guard  boat in the Italian Pelagie Island of Lampedusa. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

At least 364 children and minors have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year, trying to reach Europe, and been forced back to Libya, acco(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: since taking power in 2010, Mr Orban has tightened central control over a host of previously independent news agencies and turned public news outlets into transmitters for government messaging. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Hungary’s nationalist government is again being accused of suffocating independent media after dozens of journalists at leading news outlet Index quit(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: has aimed his hard-line policies at migrants, the homeless, liberal NGOs and the Soros-funded Central European University.  Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke

Hungary’s government plans to hold a survey of citizens’ views on issues including how schools and prisons are run, after it was ordered to pay compen(...)

Former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter Dejong

A warlord responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years – the longest s(...)

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

Trafficking survivors  interviewed by Human Rights Watch said they were detained and refused contact  with family when they returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Fati Abubakar /AFP/Getty Images

Juliet left Nigeria for Libya after being promised a job as a “sales girl” in Europe. She was the eldest of four children, raised by a single mother. (...)

Unaccompanied minors, who have escaped Eritrea, chat in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Many of those crossing the border are girls trying to escape mandatory, indefinite military service. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Hunched in concentration in a refugee camp in northern Niger, Hamid draws pictures of the woman he left behind in Eritrea. They’re basic but spirited,(...)

A relative of an inmate reacts in front of a prison complex in the Brazilian state of Amazonas after prisoners were found strangled to death in four separate jails. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The leaders of a gang involved in Brazil’s latest prison massacre will be transferred to federal maximum security units later this week, authorities h(...)

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