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

Regional News

from Africa

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.

05 January 2011

Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.

05 January 2011

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

04 January 2011

Ugandan human rights groups welcome a court ruling banning media from publishing the names of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people following a tabloid campaign targeting alleged homosexuals.

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