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14 July 2011

Government urged to investigate the arbitrary and unlawful killings carried out in response to bombings by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

11 July 2011

A Supreme Court ruling has upheld a death sentence which, if carried out, would be the first execution in Nigeria since 2006.

09 July 2011

Former president Hissène Habré is to be returned to Chad, where he face the death penalty for allegedly planning to overthrow the government.


08 July 2011

As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.

06 July 2011

An Angolan activist has been arbitrarily detained for more than two weeks, apparently in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team last year.

27 June 2011

Up to 30 people were killed in the bombing of a beer garden on Sunday, and several more were injured in a fresh bombing on Monday

23 June 2011

A group of Congolese army deserters have raped possibly up to 100 women in the east of the country

23 June 2011

A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.

22 June 2011

More than 50 people are being held in arbitrary detention in Côte d’Ivoire following the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo.

13 June 2011

Wanted by the ICC for genocide and war crimes, President Omar Al-Bashir has been invited to an economic forum by the Malaysian government.

10 June 2011

Hundreds of people in Luanda whose homes were demolished between 2004 and 2006 are to be rehoused from September.

10 June 2011

A humanitarian catastrophe is imminent in the disputed Sudanese state of South Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to clash.

13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

13 May 2011

Ugandan MPs had been set to debate the bill today, which could allow the death penalty for homosexual acts in some cases.

13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

12 May 2011

The bill, which would introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is set to be debated and voted on this Friday.

03 May 2011

A leading Ugandan activist has won the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.

21 April 2011

Five people have been killed in Uganda since protests began on 11 April.

18 April 2011

Nigerian military must refrain from using excessive force to quash demonstrations.

13 April 2011

UN urged to protect thousands who are hiding in the bush in life threatening conditions without proper food or sanitation and to help them return home.

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