An activist in KwaThema township describes how the murder of lesbians in her community provoked anger and fear
Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.
The extra-judicial execution by firing squad of a man in Mali was a horrific and illegal act and those responsible must be held to account, Amnesty International said.
The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice.
Amnesty International and Greenpeace have called for a criminal investigation into Trafigura's toxic dumping in West Africa.
As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.
Three trade unionists and a journalist receive heavy suspended prison sentences and fines for initiating and publishing an anti-government petition.
The Gambian President's conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution.
The Egyptian government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Cairo.
Charges against two journalists detained after they applied for permission to hold a peaceful protest over the executions of nine death row inmates must be dropped by the Gambian authorities.
In Chad, prisoners' lives are often put at risk by harsh detention conditions including severe overcrowding in soaring heat.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution.
The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s reported comments that people sentenced to death in The Gambia will be executed by September must not be acted on and must be retracted, Amnesty International said.
A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex.
Authorities urged to investigate killing of all journalists and media workers following the deaths of two more in the capital Mogadishu.
Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.
Inconsistencies have been found in Shell’s claims about sabotage contributing to oil spills in the Niger Delta.
At least 10 people, many of them students, were killed when security forces opened fire during protests in Nyala.