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2015 Was Bad Year for Human Rights in Africa: HRW

2015 was a year of increasing repression across much of Africa, according to the annual report from Human Rights Watch. The U.S.-based rights group says many African governments, especially in East and Central Africa, imposed new restrictions or pressure on opponents, journalists and rights activists, often to meet electoral goals. It says the worst situation was in Burundi, where government security forces killed scores of demonstrators protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza's...

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