Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Africa

15 February 2013

Sudanese authorities must halt the execution of a Darfuri activist whose sentence was changed from 10 years' imprisonment to death, Amnesty International has urged.

14 February 2013

Angola must not send to the Democratic Republic of Congo nine detainees held on charges in connection with allegedly attempting to destabilise the government there.

14 February 2013

More attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum and election this year

11 February 2013

Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

08 February 2013

The appointment of a new hangman raises fears that the country may be preparing to start executions again after a seven year hiatus.

04 February 2013

Poor people and street children are being unlawfully killed with impunity by police, with bodies found dumped in piles in state mortuaries.

01 February 2013

A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.

30 January 2013

Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.

30 January 2013

Reports that security forces took part in the January attacks that left up to 200 people dead near a goldmine must urgently be investigated.

24 January 2013

A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.

22 January 2013

The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.

20 January 2013

Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko has been released after nine months in detention, during which time she faced the death penalty on fabricated charges.

18 January 2013

Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.

16 January 2013

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.

16 January 2013

Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.

16 January 2013

The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.

14 January 2013

French forces in Mali are urged to give civilians as much warning of attacks as possible, as the conflict intensifies.

08 January 2013

The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals.

21 December 2012

The newly-approved international armed intervention is likely to increase the scale of human rights violations already happening.

20 December 2012

Kenya’s decision to place refugees and asylum seekers in camps away from urban centres is discriminatory and unlawful.

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