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

Regional News

from Africa

For Your Attention

20 January 2015
Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today. »
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.

18 December 2012

The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

18 December 2012

These countries have potentially left their doors open to those suspected of crimes under international law.

12 December 2012

Sudan must end its violent repression of demonstrations, Amnesty International said in the wake of a week of unrest that saw many protesters arrested or injured.

10 December 2012

Failure to clean-up pollution leaves FTSE 100 company exposed to potential bill of billions.

26 November 2012

The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee has given a major boost to civil society organizations fighting for an end to FGM.

23 November 2012

The 16 Days of Activism campaign includes country actions from around the world to convey the global dimension of gender-based violence and militarism.

23 November 2012

Côte d’Ivoire must ensure Simone Gbagbo is surrendered to The Hague immediately to comply fully with the ICC Prosecutor's investigation into crimes against humanity.

22 November 2012

Poor people are particularly at risk of being locked up for months, sometimes years, in squalid cells without having committed a crime.

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The African Union should immediately publish the report of the AU...
The Attorney General of Mexico has failed to properly investigate all...
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European governments that cooperated with the CIA’s secret detention...
The planned flogging of Raif Badawi is likely to be suspended this...