Government urged to investigate the arbitrary and unlawful killings carried out in response to bombings by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
A Supreme Court ruling has upheld a death sentence which, if carried out, would be the first execution in Nigeria since 2006.
Former president Hissène Habré is to be returned to Chad, where he face the death penalty for allegedly planning to overthrow the government.
As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.
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.
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
A group of Congolese army deserters have raped possibly up to 100 women in the east of the country
A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.
More than 50 people are being held in arbitrary detention in Côte d’Ivoire following the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo.
Wanted by the ICC for genocide and war crimes, President Omar Al-Bashir has been invited to an economic forum by the Malaysian government.
Hundreds of people in Luanda whose homes were demolished between 2004 and 2006 are to be rehoused from September.
A humanitarian catastrophe is imminent in the disputed Sudanese state of South Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to clash.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Ugandan MPs had been set to debate the bill today, which could allow the death penalty for homosexual acts in some cases.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
The bill, which would introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is set to be debated and voted on this Friday.
A leading Ugandan activist has won the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
Five people have been killed in Uganda since protests began on 11 April.
Nigerian military must refrain from using excessive force to quash demonstrations.
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.