Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.
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An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.
Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.
An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.
The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.
Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.
New guidelines from the African Commission meant to improve arrest and detention practices should be greeted warmly—if also warily, since their success will depend on proper implementation by national governments.
Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.
From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.
On a small island off the coast of Senegal, 22 poets got together to “rethink Africa” at a residency hosted by the Open Society Foundations.
The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.