Gambia has charged five activists, including including three journalists and an opposition politician, with treason.
Eight people have been shot by security forces and 44 others, including six children, are being treated for gunshot wounds.
Two people have reportedly been killed and several journalists severly beaten by security forces as riots erupt across the country.
Malawi's authorities have been intolerant of dissenting voices, making violent suppression of planned protests this week a real concern.
A UN worker in Darfur is at risk of torture and ill-treatment after the Sudanese intelligence agency detained and charged him.
Kenya and the international community should do more to assist Somali refugees in Kenya.
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
Government urged to investigate the arbitrary and unlawful killings carried out in response to bombings by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
A Supreme Court ruling has upheld a death sentence which, if carried out, would be the first execution in Nigeria since 2006.
Former president Hissène Habré is to be returned to Chad, where he face the death penalty for allegedly planning to overthrow the government.
As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.
An Angolan activist has been arbitrarily detained for more than two weeks, apparently in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team last year.
Up to 30 people were killed in the bombing of a beer garden on Sunday, and several more were injured in a fresh bombing on Monday
A group of Congolese army deserters have raped possibly up to 100 women in the east of the country
A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.
More than 50 people are being held in arbitrary detention in Côte d’Ivoire following the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo.
Wanted by the ICC for genocide and war crimes, President Omar Al-Bashir has been invited to an economic forum by the Malaysian government.
Hundreds of people in Luanda whose homes were demolished between 2004 and 2006 are to be rehoused from September.
A humanitarian catastrophe is imminent in the disputed Sudanese state of South Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to clash.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.