Congo's Crackdown on Campaigning: Daily Brief

Government security forces in DR Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies; Hungarians protest against latest anti-democratic moves by government; Kenyan police and military harassing and intimidating environmental rights activists; escalating conflict between farmers and herders in Nigeria; rule by terror and intimidation in Nicaragua; and the football star working for a rights abuser... 

Government security forces across the Democratic Republic of Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies ahead of the December 23, 2018 national elections. 

Kenyan police and the military are harassing and intimidating environmental rights activists in Lamu county, coast region, Human Rights Watch and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya said in a report released today.

Amnesty International says in a new report that government failures in Nigeria fuel escalating conflict between farmers and herders as death toll nears 4,000.

The government of President Daniel Ortega has begun a sweeping crackdown against the free press and activists in Nicaragua.

The international football star Keisuke Honda’s agreement to coach Cambodia’s national soccer team links him to a senior Cambodian official implicated in killings and alleged war crimes.