For more than five years, Burkina Faso has been facing terrorist attacks led by armed endogenous groups or from neighbouring countries, where the populations and the defence and security forces have paid a heavy price. Attacks, kidnappings, killings of people and soldiers and harassment against...

The West African Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN) recognizes the tremendous progress made by the governments and peoples’ of Benin and Cote d’Ivoire in the promotion and protection of human rights and particular interest in ensuring an effective and independent African human rights system that...

This press release was first published by the West African Network of  Human Rights Defenders MAURITANIA: Concerns over ethnical divisions, modern-day slavery and skin color hierarchy, the Member State of the United Nations Human Rights Council imprisoned ten people, including two Senegalese on trumped up charges On...