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

Regional News

from Africa

06 March 2013

No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence. 

01 March 2013

Mozambican man’s death exposes violent police conduct in South Africa

28 February 2013

Cell phone footage apparently showing South African police tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”

26 February 2013

A repressive cycle of widespread human rights violations by the armed forces is making reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire ever more elusive.

20 February 2013

Tensions are spiraling in South Sudan’s western Bahr El Ghazal state following a series of arrests by the state authorities and a security clampdown that has left 24 dead and more than 60 injured.

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.

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