Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.
A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.
The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.
Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.
Sudan must end its violent repression of demonstrations, Amnesty International said in the wake of a week of unrest that saw many protesters arrested or injured.
More than 200 people have faced illegal detention and torture in Côte D’Ivoire, with many still languishing behind bars, Amnesty International can reveal.
Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.
Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.
As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.
A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Instead of putting an end to extrajudicial executions, the Nigeria Police Force is investigating a human rights official who spoke out on the issue.
The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.
One young male protester and an elderly female bystander were shot dead when the gendarmerie opened fire on a crowd.
A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.