Denis Mukwege and his staff have treated more than 30,000 women, most of them survivors of sexual assaults, since he opened the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999.
06/30/2011 04:26 pm
Hervé Ghesquierè and Stéphane Taponier were joyously welcomed home after 547 days as hostages of the Taliban.
06/30/2011 02:00 pm
Shuffling and regrouping among Congo's troops is creating a volatile environment that encourages violence and potentially mass rape, as shown in the rape of at least 120 women in early June.
06/29/2011 05:40 pm
US efforts to both persuade and strong-arm Sudan's northern government into cooperation have been unsuccessful, illustrating a lack of leverage that is a result of inconsistent policies.
06/24/2011 07:01 pm
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, the first woman convicted of genocide by an international court, was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the 1994 Rwandan massacre.
06/24/2011 03:52 pm
Rwanda's first and only local ice cream shop is a social enterprise that aims to empower women.
06/17/2011 12:53 pm
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
06/13/2011 03:13 pm
Recent actions taken against Congo's 'conflict mineral' trade by companies and the international community signal that although progress is slow, it is happening.
06/06/2011 04:40 pm
Ratko Mladic's extradition to The Hague Tuesday to face 11 counts of war crimes in Bosnia reflects a growing acceptance of seeking justice in global courts instead of the battlefield.
05/31/2011 02:46 pm
Although South Africa has a strong human rights record within the country, its foreign policy record is less exemplary, Human Rights Watch says.
05/27/2011 03:02 pm