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.
Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.
The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York are an acid test for political leaders to agree rules leading to the end of irresponsible arms transfers.
Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.
A new Amnesty International report documents how a steady flow of arms supplies to the DR Congo enable serious human rights violations.
The humanitarian crisis is worsening for half a million people displaced by fighting in Sudan and tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Fighting in northern Mali has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and led to dozens of human rights violations.
Violent clashes in the North Kivu region of DR Congo have caused at least three deaths and prompted thousands of civilians to flee the area.
Amnesty International is calling on the DRC to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and hand him over to the ICC to face trial without further delay.
Tuareg and Islamist armed groups in northern Mali have taken control of the cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu amid a military coup in the country.
One year after the most violent battle of the post-election conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, authorities must cooperate fully with an ICC probe into human rights abuses.
The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.
A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.
Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.
The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.