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

Regional News

from Africa

31 July 2012

A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.

27 July 2012

Court says a State that has abolished the death penalty cannot hand over an individual to another State if there is a risk of the death penalty being used.

23 July 2012

Amnesty International is marking its annual Day of Action calling for improved human rights in The Gambia.

20 July 2012

A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.

18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

11 July 2012

An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.

10 July 2012

ICC's First Sentence: 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers handed to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

08 July 2012

A year after South Sudan gained independence, the country faces a human rights and humanitarian crisis.

03 July 2012

Campaigners are calling for leaders to regulate the arms trade more effectively

02 July 2012

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.

28 June 2012

A new Amnesty International reports says weapons from China, Sudan and Ukraine is fuelling violence in South Sudan, costing scores of lives.

27 June 2012

Ethiopia has convicted 24 government opponents, among them top journalist Eskinder Nega, on trumped-up terrorism and treason charges

26 June 2012

Protests over austerity cuts in Sudan have prompted scores of arrests of activists as well as harrassment of journalists.

21 June 2012

The arrests in South Africa of members of a police unit linked to unlawful killings and torture is a breakthrough in fighting impunity for   human rights violations.

20 June 2012

Senegal's new government must safeguard human rights by addressing the rampant impunity which undermines the judicial system and the rule of law.

19 June 2012

Police have raided a human rights workshop attended by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Kampala.

12 June 2012

Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.

11 June 2012

A new Amnesty International report documents how a steady flow of arms supplies to the DR Congo enable serious human rights violations.

07 June 2012

The humanitarian crisis is worsening for half a million people displaced by fighting in Sudan and tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan.

28 May 2012

Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.

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