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

Regional News

from Africa

08 February 2012

A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.

07 February 2012

Chadian authorities forcibly evicted more than 670 people from their homes to make way for a hotel in the capital N'Djamena.

07 February 2012

Uganda's Parliament is urged to scrap the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been re-introduced.

01 February 2012

At least one man was killed on Tuesday when a police car ploughed into a group of anti-Wade protesters in Place de l’Obélisque in the capital, Dakar.

31 January 2012

Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.

30 January 2012

The international community must call on the Somali authorities to end impunity after the latest killing of a reporter in Mogadishu.

30 January 2012

One young male protester and an elderly female bystander were shot dead when the gendarmerie opened fire on a crowd.

19 January 2012

A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.

18 January 2012

Amnesty International considers four men jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts in the the Gambia to be prisoners of conscience.

04 January 2012

Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.

23 December 2011

A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against multinational company Trafigura for the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Cote d'Ivoire.

23 December 2011

A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against Trafigura for illegally exporting toxic waste to Cote d'Ivoire.

21 December 2011

Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.

20 December 2011

Virtually the entire population of Abyei remains displaced by ongoing fighting between factions in Sudan and South Sudan.

20 December 2011

Virtually the entire population of Abyei was displaced by violence earlier this year and ongoing insecurity has prevented their return.

19 December 2011

Members of the opposition in the DRC have been targeted in dozens of politically motivated arrests by the security forces since elections last month.

09 December 2011

Three Zimbabwean human rights activists arrested this week are “prisoners of conscience".

29 November 2011

Nigeria's Senate has passed a draconian bill that threatens basic human rights and criminalizes same-sex relationships.

24 November 2011

A Cameroonian court has sentenced three men to five years in prison for alleged homosexuality.

22 November 2011

The South African parliament has passed a controversial secrecy bill which will put severe limitations on free speech.

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