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.
A Cameroonian court has sentenced three men to five years in prison for alleged homosexuality.
Despite assurances that Bushra Rahma would be either charged or freed on 9 October, he continues to be held and remains on hunger strike.
Eleven prominent Eritrean politicians have been held incommunicado without charge for 10 years.
Chadian authorities are urged to release two students held for more than four months for allegedly supporting pro-reform protests.
Four Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners have been given suspended sentences for protesting against the enslavement of a 10-year old girl.
Malawians taking part in anti-government protests set for 17 August are at risk of being killed or injured by police.
A UN worker in Darfur is at risk of torture and ill-treatment after the Sudanese intelligence agency detained and charged him.
Abuzar Al Amin, who completed a year's prison sentence on 3 July, is now held on two new charges brought against him by the security forces
More than 50 people are being held in arbitrary detention in Côte d’Ivoire following the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Authorities in Swaziland must ensure the safety of four activists who were detained last night in an apparent bid to disrupt planned protests marches.
Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.
Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.
Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.
Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that abductions, disappearances and physical abuse are increasing as post-election violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire.