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Rights groups urge Ghana to invest in Mental Health

A coalition of rights groups on Monday asked Ghana's government of Ghana to "should ensure adequate funding for mental health services" in order to help eliminate "the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with…

Rights group claims CAR rebels terrorise with rape

Armed groups in the Central African Republic are using rape and sexual slavery to terrorise women and girls, led by commanders who appear to have ordered the assaults, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Ghana: Mental Health Patients Freed from Chains

The Mental Health Authority of Ghana has taken steps to release 18 people, including two girls, held in shackles at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp, a spiritual healing center in the Central Region. Those freed, some of whom have mental health…

Ugandan troops accused of committing sexual abuse in CAR

Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic while the troops were helping to hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The Ugandan military first arrived…

Dozens of civilians killed in Central African Republic

Armed groups in Central African Republic have killed at least 45 civilians in apparent reprisal strikes over the past three months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday. The violence pitted armed groups against one another…

Human Rights Group Demands Justice for Killings in the Kasais

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should fully and impartially investigate killings by alleged Congolese army soldiers in the central Kasai area, Human Rights Watch said today. A video posted on the internet on February 17, 2017,…