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

Regional News

from Africa

18 March 2011

At least 20 people were killed and around 60 injured when forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market

09 March 2011

Sudanese authorities urged to release more than 50 protesters detained in demonstrations inspired by those in North Africa.

09 March 2011

Kenyan authorities urged to ensure officials suspected of involvement in post-election violence co-operate with the ICC.

04 March 2011

Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.

01 March 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

25 February 2011

Amnesty International expresses shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.

23 February 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its justice system following the conviction of a military general for crimes against humanity.

14 February 2011

Bernard Ntaganda has been given 4 years in prison for threatening state security and “divisionism”, based only on his speeches against government policies.

05 February 2011

Amnesty International condemns the imprisonment of two Rwandan journalists who criticized president Paul Kagame ahead of last year’s elections.

03 February 2011

Sixteen people, including nine staff members of the newspaper Al-Midan, were arrested by national security agents on Wednesday night.

31 January 2011

Sudanese authorities have arrested at least 70 people at demonstrations inspired by those in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, with one death reported and scores injured.

27 January 2011

David Kato, who had successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual, died after he was attacked in his home.

27 January 2011

Thousands of people who live and trade in kiosks and small structures built along the railway lines face homelessness and destitution if they are forcibly evicted from their homes.

25 January 2011

Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International have filed an official OECD complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business.

20 January 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to properly investigate the apparently unprovoked killing of three men by police on a busy Nairobi highway.

17 January 2011

More than 30 Angolan detainees still imprisoned in appalling conditions under a vague security law overturned last year must be released,

13 January 2011

Ahmed Haroun, the Governor of South Kordofan was given transport to a meeting despite being the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.

12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.

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